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Adam Archibald
Birth: Jan. 14, 1879
Death: Mar. 10, 1957

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland, he served as a Sapper in the 218th Field Company, Royal Engineers, British Army. At Ors, France, on November 4, 1918, Sapper Archibald was part of a party building a floating bridge across the Sambre-Oise Canal. He was foremost front at work, when the party came under a heavy artillery barrage and machine-gun fire. Never the less, he continued working on the cork floats and completed the work on the bridge which was essential to the success of the operation. For most conspicuous bravery, he was awarded the Victoria Cross presented by King George V at Buckingham Palace in May 1919. After his discharge he worked at Stuart's Granolithic Works Edinburgh, Scotland and eventually rose to a position as manager of their Duff Street works. He died at age 76 in Leith, Scotland. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Warriston Cemetery and Crematorium
Edinburgh
City of Edinburgh, Scotland
 
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Originally Created by: K
Record added: Nov 25, 2003
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Adam Archibald
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- James Snow
 Added: Mar. 10, 2014
You did your duty and well - RIP sir
- Bridie50
 Added: Feb. 2, 2014

- David Wend
 Added: Jan. 14, 2014
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