NAME: ARCHER ,Thomas
DIVISIONAL UNIT: Canadian Expeditionary Force, 76th Battalion - Barrie, Orillia and Collingwood Canadian Infantry Corps
SERVICE NO: 14104
DATE OF BIRTH: October 24, 1888 - Clinton - Township of Hullett - County of Huron - Ontario
DATE OF DEATH: September 18, 1915 26 years 11 months
CEMETERY: Starkvale Cemetery - Paisley - County of Bruce - Ontario
MOTHER: Mrs. Mary Archer - Paisley - County of Bruce - Ontario
BROTHER: Mr. Samuel Archer - Paisley - County of Bruce - Ontario
ENLISTMENT: July 31, 1915 - 26 years 9 months - Camp Niagara - Niagara on the Lake - Ontario - into 76th Battalion
Thomas was employed as a Blacksmith prior to his enlistment into the Canadian Expeditionary Force. After his enlistment at Camp Niagara he joined the newly formed 76th Battalion.
Following this his mental health suffered and the medical personnel at Camp Niagara provided a diagnosis of softening of the brain. This is when an individual suffers mental deterioration, especially senile dementia resulting from degeneration of the brain tissue. At some point in his life it is quite possible that he received a severe knock to his head and brain. Following this diagnosis, Private Archer was then sent to Toronto General Hospital and he died there on September 18, 1915. The doctors there gave their diagnosis as manic depression and insane.