Alfred ARNOLD

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ARNOLD, Alfred

Service Number: 585
Enlisted: 25 August 1914, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Bourton, Gillingham, Dorset, England, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Barman
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 2 May 1915, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Lone Pine Cemetery, ANZAC
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

25 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
18 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, SN 585, 2nd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
18 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, SN 585, 2nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suffolk, Sydney
2 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 585, 2nd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography

Mother is Mrs B Arnold, 14 King Street, Newcastle, New South Wales

Soldier was married to Viloet Grace ARNOLD, 19 July 1913; he stated at enlistment that he was single. He had a daughter, not by his wife, who was left in care to his parents in England; she was made sole beneficiary of his will, and was subsequently granted a pension.

Served for 12 years in the Dorset Regiment, British Army; time expired.

Rank on enlistemnt was Bugler

Appointed Lance Corporal, 25 September 1914.

Admitted to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Mena House, Cairo, 27 March 1915 (malaria); discharged to duty, 3 April 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 April 1915.

Reported missing, 2 May 1915.

Court of Enquiry, held at Rouen, France, on 3 September 1917, declared fate as 'Killed in Action, on or about 2 May 1915'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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