Archibald Patterson Housler was born in Scotland to Alexander and Catherine Person Housler on May 25th, 1885. Archibald was trained as a mechanic in Scotland and immigrated to Canada in 1906 where he made almost $500 per year. Archibald was a member of the 4th Kings Own Scottish Boarders (K.O.S.B) infantry regiment for over 10 years and was a member of the 91st Regiment (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada) for one year. Upon declaration of war in 1914, as an active member of the militia, Archibald joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force as a Corporal. He was fighting for the 1st Battalion in France at the age of 30 when he went missing on June 15th, 1915 during the Second Action at Givenchy. Corporal Archibald Patterson Housler is commemorated at the Vimy Memorial in France.
Service number: 7042
“Vimy Memorial,” Commonwealth War Graves Commission, accessed March 15, 2015, http://www.cwgc.org/find-a-cemetery/cemetery/87900/VIMY%20MEMORIAL