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Born in London, ON, 3 August 1877, Archibald was the younger brother of Lieut.-Col. H. C. Becher. A physician by trade, Archibald was an experienced officer, having served with the 7th Regiment of Fusiliers, The Royal Canadian Regiment in the Boer War (1899-1900) and several artillery units. He signed the Attestation Papers for service overseas in October 1915 as a Major with the 33rd Canadian Infantry Battalion. Before sailing overseas, he was hospitalised with pneumonia in Halifax, where he died on Christmas day of 1915. The Memorial Cross was mailed to both, his wife, Flora Adine Becher and his mother, Katherine Becher, in May 1920. Flora Adine also received his medals and the Memorial Plaque with scroll.
He is commemorated on page 5 of the First World War Book of Remembrance (Memorial Chamber in the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill).
Grave: family grave, Woodland Cemetery, London, ON.