Lieutenant Archibald Rudge Wilson Menzies


World War 1



Aged 30 , KIA in Bourlon Wood during the Battle of Cambrai.
Commemorated on the Cambrai memorial, Louverval, France. Panel 2.
(We believe that the grave of an unnamed Scots Guards officer in Anneux British cemetery is his and a submission to CWGC has been languishing with them for some time).
Born at Edinburgh in 1887, was the third son of the late A. Menzies, S.S.C. He was a pupil at George Watson's College from 1894-1903. Adopting a commercial career, he went to Shanghai in 1909, and three years later held an appointment at Kobe, Japan. In 1915 he returned to the United Kingdom, and, volunteering for service, received a commission in the Scots Guards in the following year. He crossed to France in 1916, and was present at the battle of the Somme and the 3rd battle of Ypres. Promoted Lt. in July 1917, he took part in much severe fighting and was gassed in July. He fell in action at Cambrai, Nov. 26, 1917.


Country Location Name of Memorial Campaign Names Date(s)
Japan Motomachi, Yokohama Foreigners Great War Memorial, Yokohama World War 1
Archibald Menzies 25-11-1917 View
Scotland George Watson College Archibald Place Edinburgh City Of Edinburgh Lothian George Watson's College War Memorial World War 1
Archibald Menzies 25-11-1917 View

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