McWha, Archibald John
Royal Flying Corps
Accidentally killed on Tuesday 2 January 1917 (aged 24)
Shorncliffe Military Cemetery, Kent, England (Grave M. 424)
Family grave headstone in Bangor Abbey Graveyard
Archibald John McWha was born on 7 March 1892 and he was the third son of Dupré and Martha McWha (nee Harris) of India, late of Bedford.
Archibald John McWha was educated at Bedford School.
In 1911 Archibald was an Engineering Apprentice at the Queen’s Engineering Works and he, his mother and his brother Norman were living at 75 Ashburnham Road, Bedford.
Lieutenant Archibald John McWha served with the Royal Flying Corps and he was accidentally killed on 2 January 1917; 5 January 1917 in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Debt of Honour Website.
Lieutenant Archibald John McWha is commemorated on the family grave headstone in Bangor Abbey Graveyard where his date of death is inscribed as 2 January 1917. This is also the date of death recorded on his Medal Index Card.
Erected in memory of John McWha, of Ballymullan
Who died on 4 November 1820 aged 43 years
Also Ann McWha his wife who died on 12 April 1829 aged 45 years
Also their daughter Ann Jane Finlay, wife of Captain James Finlay
Who died on 11 June 1860 aged 43 years
Also their son John McWha of Belfast who died 9 January 1875 aged 59 years
Also John, son of the latter named John McWha who died in infancy
Also Elizabeth Ritchie, wife of the above named John McWha of Belfast
Who died on 13 February 1904 aged 80 years
W. B. R. McWha M.D. son of above John McWha
Accidentally drowned at Koyah Cachar, India, on 26 July 1886 aged 24 years
Buried on the Koyah Tea Estate
Dupre McWha who died at the residence of his father, Koyah Cachar, India
On 15 July 1903 aged 20 years, buried at Koyah Cachar, India
Archibald John, Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps, son of Dupre McWha
Who was killed in action on 2 January 1917 aged 23 years
Buried at Shorncliffe