Service Number: 101
Roll Title: 13 Light Horse Regiment
Date of Embarkation: 26th June 1915
Place of Embarkation: Melbourne
Ship Embarked on: HMAT Vestalia A44
Age: 21 years
Born: 1894, St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria.
Father: William Brunt, Cranbourne, Victoria.
Mother: Sarah (Buckland), 50 Albert Road, Albert Park, Victoria.
Religion: Church of England
Residence: 137 Wellington Parade, Jolimont, Melbourne, Victoria.
Joined AIF: 11th November 1915
Height: Not Recorded
Complexion: Medium, Eyes-Blue, Hair-Light Brown
Archibald enlisted early on the 28th September 1914 at Broadmeadows and by 11th January 1915 he was at the training depot. He was to experience action in both Egypt and France.
Archibald was awarded the Military Medal on 23rd June 1917 for his bravery during battle.
Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News – 14th September 1917
Word has been received that Private A Brunt second son of Mrs Brunt of Jolimont and grandson of Mrs R Brunt “Gin Gin Bean” Officer, has been awarded a military Medal for bravery under shell fire.
On 6th October 1918, Archibald was accidently injured and admitted to hospital. He was later transferred to hospital in the UK.
He returned to Australia on 18th December 1918 and discharged on 30th March 1919. On 26th September 1921 he received the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. He was later awarded the 1914/1915 Star Medal on 10th May 1923.
In 1922 Archibald married Adelaide Letitia Gilbert and continued farming after the war.
Archibald died on 28th January 1968 in Baxter, Victoria and was cremated on 1st February 1968 at the Springvale Cemetery.