Private Archibald Royston Park

Service number 2019
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Footscray
Death Date 1915-07-13
Death Place Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Marmara, Gallipoli Peninsula
Also known as Archie Park
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 6th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Archibald “Archie” Royston Park (2019, 6th Battalion) was born in Footscray, Victoria. He was working as a butcher when he enlisted in March 1915. Archie was officially listed as killed in action on or about 13 July 1915. However his cousin, Private William James Patterson Smith, was also serving on Gallipoli at the time and later wrote that Archie had been with the 6th Battalion which attacked the German Officers’ Trench at Steele’s Post on the night of 6–7 August 1915. Archie is commemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial, Turkey. Archie’s mother wrote that he was 17 years and 10 months of age at the time of his death.



Date of enlistment 02 March 1915
Date of embarkation 17 April 1915
Date of death 13 July 1915