Corporal Archibald Henry Pettifer

Thank you to Molly Worsfold and Tim Dumas from St. Bartholomew Church in Leigh for allowing Dorking Museum to reproduce their research.

Archibald Henry Pettifer was born in 1891, the son of Henry and Mercy Pettifer, who lived in Rose Cottage, Dawes Green. He enlisted and was a Corporal in the 4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. He was killed in action on 29th September 1918, aged 27 years. He had married and he left a wife, Elizabeth E. Pettifer who had gone to live in 3, Newchapel Road, Lingfield, Surrey. He is buried together with thousands of others at Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke in Belgium, grave reference 86-88.

Efforts to learn more about him both in Leigh and Reigate, also in Woking, have proved unsuccessful.

Born                             Leigh, Surrey

Son of                          Henry and Mercy Pettifer of Rose Cottage, Dawes Green
Husband                     Elizabeth E. Pettifer of 3, Newchapel Road, Lingfield, Surrey

Regiment                      4th Battalion. Royal Sussex Regiment
Number                        G/16058

Date of Death               29th September 1918
Place of Death              Belgium
Cause of Death             Killed in action

Age                               27

Memorial                      Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium