Bruce Hardy ARNOTT CdeG


ARNOTT, Bruce Hardy

Service Number: 676
Enlisted: 8 November 1914
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 52nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Strathfield, NSW, 3 January 1897
Home Town: Strathfield, Strathfield, New South Wales
Schooling: Hayfied School, King's School Parramatta
Occupation: Student
Died: Killed In Action, Battle of Messines, Wyschaete, Belgium, 18 August 1917, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery
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Memorials: Strathfield St Anne's Anglican Church ARNOTT Memorial Plaque, Strathfield WWI Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

8 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Driver, SN 676, 2nd Light Horse Brigade HQ
21 Dec 1914: Involvement Driver, SN 676, 2nd Light Horse Brigade HQ, Third Ypres
21 Dec 1914: Embarked Driver, SN 676, 2nd Light Horse Brigade HQ, HMAT Suevic, Sydney
18 Aug 1917: Involvement Captain, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of ohn and Adeline ARNOTT, Homebush Road, Strathfield, New South Wales

Croix de Guerre (France)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Lieut. Arnott Killed
Lieut. Bruce Hardy Arnott has been killed in France. He was the eldest son of Col. J. M. Arnott, now In Egypt. When war broke out the late Lieut. Arnott enlisted in the Light Horse  as a trooper, and went to Egypt. He served in Gallipoli, and was invalided to England. Returning to Egypt he received a commission, and went to France. He was recently awarded  the Croix de Guerre for conspicuous gallantry and distinguished service. He was 20 years of age. He received his education at Hayfield and the King's School. His brother, Cpt.  Wallace Arnott, is on the eve of proceeding to the front with the Field Artillery.

Lieut. Bruce Hardy Arnott, a veteran at 21, with the Croix de Guerre to his credit, adds another name to the toll of war.   His father, a lieut.-colonel, is fighting in France,  where the lad has just been killed.   His brave mother, described as one of the heroines of the lost Mongolia, who helped and cheered others in the confusion of the  tragedy, recently returned to Sydney.