PITT Archibald Hugh
Regiment : 72nd Battalion Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment)
Service number : 129414
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 3rd April 1917
Buried : Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension, France, Grave I. G. 5
Memorial : Malvern WW1 War Memorial
Also appears on : West Malvern St James's Church.
Appears in the Worcester/Worcestershire Roll of Honour Book for army casualties located in Worcester Cathedral.
Archibald Pitt was born on 28th October 1887 in Malvern, Worcestershire. He sailed from Liverpool on the Empress of Ireland on 16th July 1909, bound for Quebec, Canada. He enlisted in the Canadian Infantry on 25th August 1915 at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. At the time of his attestation he gave his occupation given as a baker Archibald was 5ft 9¼ inches tall with dark grey eyes, black hair and a fair complexion. His next of kin were his parents, Job and Catherine Pitt, Pit(t)ville, West Malvern, Worcestershire, England.
On 23rd April 1916 Archibald sailed from Halifax on the S.S. Empress of Britain to Liverpool, England where he arrived in early May. On 11th August 1916 he proceeded to France on overseas service where he disembarked in Le Havre on 12th August 1916. He died of unspecified wounds received in action at No 6 Casualty Clearing Station in France on 3rd April 1917.
National Archives of Canada Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7854 – 23
The Canadian War Graves Registry records the following information on Private Archibald Hugh Pitt:
“Died of Wounds.” At No. 6 Casualty Clearing Station.
A photograph of Private A.H. Pitt of West Malvern can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 28th April 1917, available at Worcestershire Archives.