Driver J.H. Archer, eldest son of James Archer, of Sunnylake, Neston, joined the Cheshire Field Co., R.E., in 1914, and is now somewhere in France. He was educated at Willaston Schools, and prior to enlisting was groom to Mr. Thomas Lonsdale, Hooton.
Finding any information on J.H. Archer has proven difficult, and I cannot say with certainty that the documents I have managed to get a hold of definitely relate to the man mentioned in the above excerpt.
Military records detail that a J. Archer of the Cheshire Regiment’s 9th Battalion was mentioned in despatches on 24th November, 1918;
Mentioned in Despatches.
The names of the undermentioned are a continuation of Sir D. Haig’s Despatch of the 8th November, submitting names deserving of special mention.