Wiseman, Archibald James


War Service:
Lance Corporal Archibald James Wiseman, 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards, died of wounds on the 13th April 1918, aged 22.

He was killed during the Battle Of Hazebrouck where the line to the east of the Nieppe Forrest was defended against overwhelming German forces. Following the battle Lord Haig praised “The troops engaged in this most gallant stand” and an Australian officer stated “The men of my company and battalion are full of admiration for the way in which the guards fought. The morale effect on our troops by their resistance was excellent”.

He is buried and remembered in Aire Communal Cemetery, France.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the memorials at St Andrew's Church, Catford.

He was the son of James and Harriet Wiseman of 33 Dowanhill Road, Hither Green.
His younger brother, Gunner James Wiseman, served with the Royal Field Artillery and died of pneumonia following gas poisoning. James was buried in Hither Green Cemetery with military honours.


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