Arnold JARVIS

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JARVIS, Arnold

Service Number: 1158
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 14th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sevenoaks, Kent, England, 1891
Home Town: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Lady Boswell Endowed Elementary School
Occupation: Nurseryman
Died: Killed in Action, France, 3 December 1916
Cemetery: Bulls Road Cemetery, Flers
Special Memorial 7
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

22 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, SN 1158, 14th Infantry Battalion
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, SN 1158, 14th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Private Jarvis, Service Number 1158. “A” Company, 14th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. He was  25 and the son of Stephen Jarvis of 1, Lime Tree Walk, Sevenoaks, Kent, and the late Elizabeth Jarvis. Birth registration:

Births Sep 1891   Jarvis Arnold Sevenoaks 2a 661
 

Arnold was educated at the Lady Boswell Endowed Elementary School, London Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, and at Sevenoaks he had been an active member of the Church Lads Brigade. Aged 21, Arnold emigrated to Australia and prior to enlisting in the Australian Imperial Force on 1 October 1914, he had been employed working on a plantation working as a Nurseryman. Whilst serving at Gallipoli Arnold had been wounded four times. On 22 December 1914, Arnold embarked at Melbourne on board the 14499 ton China Mutual Steam Navigation Co (London) requisitioned Australian Troopship H.M.A.T. Ulysses (A38).

Killed in Action.

 INSCRIPTION ON SPECIAL MEMORIAL:

THEIR GLORY SHALL NOT BE BLOTTED OUT

Commemorated on the Kippington War Memorial in Kent and on the Australian National Memorial. Panel 73.

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