Eric Charles ARKELL

ARKELL, Eric Charles

Service Number: 340
Enlisted: 18 July 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 30th Infantry Battalion
Born: Rocksdale, New South Wales, Australia, 10 December 1894
Home Town: Newcastle, Hunter Region, New South Wales
Schooling: Cook's Hill Public School, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in Action, France , 20 July 1916, aged 21 years
Cemetery: VC Corner Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Newcastle East Roll of Honour, Newcastle Surf Club Life Saving Brigade Honor Roll, V.C. Corner Australian Cemetery Memorial
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World War 1 Service

18 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 340, 30th Infantry Battalion
9 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, 340, 30th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '16' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Beltana embarkation_ship_number: A72 public_note: ''
9 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, 340, 30th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Beltana, Sydney
Date unknown: Involvement 30th Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)


Eric was brother to Max. Eric was killed at Fromelles and Max was wounded. Max was later promoted to sergeant and died of wounds 28th August 1918. From central coast of NSW

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