Archer, Harold Corbin

Date of birth:
1892 (Southampton)
Date of death:
1949 (Southampton, Hampshire, Great Britain)
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

At age 17 as a seaman, Harold Archer joined a small vessel sailing from Newcastle.
In due course he was promoted and captained tankers of the Eagle Oil Company. He was married in 1918
In WW2 he sailed with convoy HX-84 in October 1940 from Galveston Texas. He also served on the notorious convoys to Russia. He was torpedoed once during the 1939-45 war.
He had a nephew holding the rank of third mate on a vessel of the same company

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Captain
Awarded on:
January 1st, 1943
Action:
For meritorious sea service in the Merchant Navy.
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Assistant Night Nurse
Unit:
S.S. Corbin, Merchant Navy
Awarded on:
September 23rd, 1941
King's/Queen's Commendation for brave conduct
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Captain
Unit:
San Adolfo, Mercantile Fleet Auxiliary
Awarded on:
October 8th, 1946
Mentioned in Despatches

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