In September 1915 Parish magazine his death was recorded “He was probably known to all our readers: a promising young man, who has sacrificed all for his country.”
Archibald was born in Barnard Castle the son of Joseph & Elizabeth Arnison of Staindrop. He was the brother of Ethel Annie Storey of Coundon. In 1901 Joseph Arnison was innkeeper at the Wheatsheaf. In 1911 Joseph was living with his family in Raby Avenue, Winston Lane.
According to Commonwealth War Graves Commission record, his sister's address is given as 9, Gurlish West, Coundon.
At that time he was 24, single, & worked as a coal miner/hewer. He joined the 2nd Durham Light Infantry in 1914 & served in France & Flanders. On 9th August 1915 he was wounded & died of his wounds on 12th August 1915 aged 29. He is buried at Montigny Communal Cemetery, Nord.
According to Commonwealth War Graves Commission information, his date of death is given as 11/08/1915 and he is buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Grave reference 111. D. 18A