archibald maltman mcintyre

McIntyre memorial tree in Eumundi is an important focal point for ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day
McIntyre memorial tree in Eumundi is an important focal point for ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day

Archibald Maltman  McIntyre was borne in Liverpool in 1887. His father was Archibald Malcolm  McIntyre, a mechanical engineer in charge of the reservoir at Malpas in Cheshire England.

 

Archie did an apprenticeship at Liverpool as a fitter and turner. In 1910 aged 23 Archie came to Australia having been nominated by his great uncle James Duke. At first he worked at the Enoggera Reservoir as an engineer, sometime later he moved to Doonan near Eumundi to the Duke property where he worked with his cousin Will Duke growing bananas.

 

In 1917 at age 30 Archie enlisted in the AIF, he had previously applied to enlist but was rejected as being 'under standard', which translated to him being too short stature. By 1917 the requirements had changed and he was accepted. 

 

He left to join the war effort on board the SS Canberra on 16 November1917 and on reaching England received training and was sent on to France where he took to the field on 6 May.

 

Private McIntyre was killed in action on 4 July 1918 with a wound to the stomach while fighting near Villers-Bretonneux and was buried at Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery.

To find out more about McIntyre's life and war view the short video below 


video on Archibald Mcintyre


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