No.3316 Lance Corporal Archibald George Tangey
Archibald George Tangey was born to John Morgan and Ellen Loddon Wilkinson on 2 February 1892 in the Timor Central Goldfields shire.
He had five brothers:
- Ernest (who also served in the AIF, but died in Pozieres)
- Ada Orestle
On the National Archives Australia link to his records it notes:
This record consists of an empty envelope only. The contents have been amalgamated with this person’s later service documents. Contact Archives staff for assistance in requesting the amalgamated record.
From this information, it can be assumed that Archibald enlisted again in WW2.
We do know, from the AIF Project, that Archibald enlisted on 6 March 1916, his service number was 3316 and was a Private with the 29th Battalion, 7th Reinforcements. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 4 July 1916, and he returned to Australia on 22 August 1919. At some point he was promoted to Lance Corporal and joined the 32nd Battalion.
News of his wounding was reported in the local press where his parents resided.
PRIVATE A. G. TANGEY WOUNDED.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Tangey, of Bowenvale, received word on Friday last, through the Defence Department, that their son, Private A. J. Tangey, had been admitted to the Edmonton Military Hospital, London, on 6th October, suffering from gunshot wounds. The wire did not state the nature of the wounds, but their many friends of Bowenvale hope and trust that they are of a mild nature.
Maryborough and Dunolly Advertiser, 29 October 1917, p.3.
The Footscray Electoral Roll 1919 has him living in Bishop Street, Footscray.
Archibald married Caroline Louisa Wall in Victoria in 1920. They appear to have had four children:
- Mary - born 1921, died in 1934
- Betty Tangey
- Ernest - born 7 June 1922
- Stephen - born 8 April 1934 in Footscray
In 1936, Archibald is living at 281 Somerville Road, Footscray as a baker with Caroline Louise.
In 1949, he is living at 284 Somerville Road, Footscray still a baker with Caroline Louise.
In 1954, he is living at Fenwick Street Portarlington with Caroline Louisa.
In 1963, he is living at 4 Mundy Street Geelong with Caroline Louisa and Stephen Loddon
Caroline died on 28 June 1966.
In 1967-1968, he was living at 64 Balliang Street South Geelong by himself and Stephen Loddon is at 4 Mundy Street, Geelong.
Archibald Tangey died in Geelong, Victoria on 24 October 1973, aged 81 and was buried in the Geelong Eastern Cemetery.
Medals and Entitlements:
Archibald is noted to be from West Footscray. Roll of Honor, Werribee Shire Banner, 6 March 1919, p.1.
National Archive of Australia
Ancestry photo of Archibald George Tangey in uniform– https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/65691423/person/36460549852/media/0adeb655-c702-4dc9-97dd-355c69798652
Family Tree Tangey link
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