- Place of Use Continent - North America, Country - Canada
- Category Communication artifacts
- Sub-category Personal symbol
- Department Arms and Technology
- Museum CWM
- Earliest 1919/12/01
- Latest 1919/12/01
- Inscription A-Capt. A. W. GOGAY; STERLING
- Materials Sterling silver, Silkworm silk
- Rank Acting Captain
- Service Component Canadian Expeditionary Force
- Person / Institution Subject, Gogay, Captain Archibald Wilfred
- Measurements Length 13.2 cm, Width 3.2 cm, Thickness 0.2 cm
- Caption Medals Project- Gogay, Archibald Wilfred
Archibald Wilfred Gogay was born in London, England, on 29 April 1885. He was the youngest of Henry and Eliza Gogay’s six children.
Gogay immigrated to Canada in 1906. He was an engineer when he enlisted in the 10th Battalion at Valcartier Camp, Quebec, on 27 September 1914. After initial training in Canada, he travelled to England with the First Contingent of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, arriving on 14 October 1914.
Gogay left for France with the 1st Canadian Division in February 1915. He fought with the 11th Battalion at the Second Battle of Ypres and the Battle of Festubert, where he was wounded in the face by shrapnel on 21 May 1915. On 28 September 1915, while recovering in England, he was made a lieutenant. In October 1915, he returned to active service and was posted to the Canadian Army Service Corps in Shorncliffe.
Gogay was in hospital with tonsillitis a number of times in August and November 1916. After recovering, he served with different Canadian Army Service Corps units in England. In May 1917, he was admitted to hospital for five days with suspected nervous debility (neurotic depression).
In March 1918, Gogay returned to France, where he served with the Canadian Corps Transportation Support Column, the 2nd Field Bakery and the No. 1 Canadian Railhead Supply etachment in quick succession. He was made an acting captain in July 1918.
On 31 October 1918, Gogay was admitted to No. 20 General Hospital in Camiers, France, dangerously ill with pneumonia. He died on 2 November 1918.
Archibald Wilfred Gogay is buried in Étaples Military Cemetery, in France.