William Archer was the son of Edward and Emily Archer. William was born on the 25th July 1881 in Caledon, County Tyrone. William Archer emigrated to Canada and was working as a lumberman before enlisting in March 1915. Private William Archer was serving with the 87th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he was killed in action in France on 24th March 1918.
Ablain-St. Nazaire is a village approximately 13 kilometres north of Arras. Take the D937 (Bethune Road) to the village of Souchez. Make a left turn along the D57. The cemetery lies 1 kilometre on the left side of this road.