Other names: Archelaus
Locations in this story: Stour Provost, DorsetShaftesbury, DorsetStour Row, Shaftesbury, DorsetSalisbury, Wiltshire
Story: Archelaus Myall was born at Stour Provost, Dorset, in 1868 and baptised there on 11 Jun 1868 the son of Thomas Myall and Eliza Myall (nee Pike). He lived most of his life in and around the Stour Provost and Stour Row, Dorset, area. He married Bertha Elizabeth Tucker in Shaftesbury, Dorset, in January 1906 and they went on to have two children. He had enlisted with the Territorial Unit of the 4th Dorsetshire Regiment on 17 Mar 1886 (Service No. 2202) and served in South Africa, (for which he was awarded the 1900-1901 South Africa medal and seven clasps) and was then placed on Reserve. He re-enlisted on 26 Sep 1914 and joined the Royal Engineers (Service No. 1634) rising to the rank of Lance Corporal. He moved from Company to Company within the UK only with Service No. 516322 when attached to the Royal Defence Corps. He was eventually discharged on 22 Oct 1918 being physically unfit for further service due to Rheumatic Arthritis aggravated by his service and was granted a small pension. He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals and issued with the Silver War Badge No. B31665. His death was recorded at the Salisbury, Wiltshire, District Registry in 1937.