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Information from Clive Wood, 2008
Lance-Corporal Fred J Archer

20351 6th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment

Son of Mr John S and Mrs Louisa Archer

Aged 22 years

Died 26th September 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme
Pier & Face 11A & 11D

Born and enlisted at Rushden.
L/Cpl F J ArcherRushden Echo & Kettering Leader, April 20 1917, transcribed by Clive Wood

Two Rushden Brothers killed

The deepest sympathy will be extended to Mr and Mrs John Archer, of 44 Robert-street, Rushden, in the double bereavement they have sustained by the death in action of their only two sons. The elder son, Lance-Corpl F J Archer, 6th Northamptons, was killed on September 26th, and the second boy, Pte R A Archer, 19636, 2nd Northamptons, was killed on March 4th. The only intimation the bereaved parents have received concerning Pte Archer was the official notification from the War Office, and anxiously appeal to officers or comrades of their son to send them details of his death. Both their boys worked for Messrs G Selwood and Co., Rushden from whom a letter of sympathy has been received. Pte Archer, who was 20 years of age enlisted on June 19th 1915, and went to France on October 18th.

From the Burnt Records, Peter Inns & Kay Collins

Frederick John Archer, a shoe hand aged 21, son of John & Louisa Archer of 44 Roberts Street, enlisted at Rushden on 9th August 1915 and joined the 3rd Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. He joined the 6th Battalion in the field on 19th April 1916 and was made up to Lance Corporal on the 1st August 1916. He was killed in action on 26th September 1916.

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