EAST HADDON HISTORY SOCIETY Northamptonshire, England



His correct name was Archibald Hugh de Ville.  He lived in Market Harborough, with his 2 young brothers and 3 sisters, and worked on his father’s farm.

At the start of the war he enlisted in the Leicestershire Yeomanry – not the Northamptonshire Regiment as it says on the War Memorial .


He died on 13 May, 1915, aged 23, still as a private, and not Lance Corporal as shown on the War Memorial.  His name appears on the Menin Gate Memorial (panel 5) in Ypres.  At his death, his parents Charles and Georgina  lived in Peckleton in Leicestershire:  It is unclear why he appears on the War Memorial in East Haddon.

Rank:                Private

Service No:     Leicestershire Yeomanry