As part of our project to document the names on Duncan’s Cenotaph in Charles Hoey Park on Canada Avenue, here is what we know about Archer Robert Payze (23 September 1884- 3 June 1915), who died, aged 30, in Le Treport Military Hospital, Le Treport, France on 3 June 1915:

“Private Archer Robert Payze, 16th Battalion, reported wounded last week, has since died of his wounds. He was born at Whitechurch, England, 31 years ago. He was unmarried and was well known in Duncan, being a member of Temple Lodge, A.F. & A.M. His occupation was that of carpenter.”

(source: Cowichan Leader, 10 June 1915, from Cowichan Valley Museum & Archives collections)

Archer Robert Payze was a member of Temple Lodge, No.33 in Duncan.  More information about him is available on the Temple Lodge, No.33 website.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Information

Archer Robert Payze; Rank: Private; Service Number: 28666; Date of Death: 3 June 1915; Canadian Infantry, 16th Battalion; Grave in Le Treport Military Cemetery, Le Treport, France

Other Links:

Temple Lodge, No.33, Duncan – War Dead;

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