Edwin ARNOLD

ARNOLD, Edwin

Service Number: 2182
Enlisted: 26 July 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 26th Infantry Battalion
Born: "Lady Bowen Hospital" Spring Hill, Brisbane City, Queensland, 27 October 1892
Home Town: Milton, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Laundryman/Machinist
Died: Accidental (struck by motor car), Brisbane Hospital - Brisbane, Queensland, 6 July 1935, aged 42 years
Cemetery: Toowong (Brisbane General) Cemetery
Grave Location: 29-24-3
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World War 1 Service

26 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2182, Brisbane, Queensland
20 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2182, 26th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2182, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Armadale, Brisbane
19 Jul 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 2182, 26th Infantry Battalion

NEWS ARTICLE: MAN QUESTIONED BY DETECTIVES SEQUEL TO A TOOWONG RESIDENT’S DEATH

REFERENCE: National Library of Australia – “TROVE”; NEWSPAPER – TRUTH (on the date of: Sunday – July 17th 1935); News Article: DIED IN HOSPITAL – Unlawful Killing Charge.

Believed to be the victim of a hit and run motorist; Edwin Arnold (41); of Croydon St, Toowong. Who was found in an unconscious condition lying on the roadway at (Normanby Hotel, Kelvin Grove Rd – Kelvin Grove, Qld), last night died in the General Hospital early this morning.

Following investigations detectives today took a man into the C.I. Branch for interrogation in regard to the matter.

ABOUT 10pm, Edwin Arnold was found lying on Kelvin Grove Rd – near the “Normanby Hotel”. He, Edwin Arnold was found unconscious, and the persons who found him summoned ambulance assistance. After treatment Edwin Arnold was taken to the General Hospital, where he received attention for a contusion over the left eye, fractured ribs, and other Injuries. He was admitted to Ward 2a, where he died shortly after midnight.

Following Arnold's death, detectives kept up with the investigations of this (“hit & run”, critical incident). During the next morning took a man into the C.I. Branch, where he is being questioned in connection with this matter.

REFERENCE: National Library of Australia – “TROVE”; NEWSPAPER – THE DAILY STANDARD (on the day of: Saturday – July 6th 1935); News Article: MAN QUESTIONED BY DETECTIVES – Sequel to Toowong resident’s death.

This source and historical event was (re-printed, and kept to its originality, hence from the first publication date listed above) as reference to the Ancestry entry of “Edwin ARNOLD”; Family Tree: Daniel BISHOP Family Tree, (Username: daniellb1974). Date this source / historical event was added: 10th February 2017; By: Daniellb1974.

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NEWS ARTICLE: DIED IN HOSPITAL - Unlawful Killing Charge

AT a special court presided over by Mr. A. P. W. Tregear yesterday afternoon; Walter Frederick Miller, 24, plumber, was charged with having on July 5th, at Brisbane, unlawfully killed Edwin Arnold.
Senior-sergeant Percy Mullally, who prosecuted, asked for a remand until July 13th, and intimated that he would not oppose bail.
Miller was remanded to the date named, and allowed bail, self in £1C0, with one surety of £100.
Arnold was found on the road near the Normanby on Friday night. After it is alleged, he being struck by a motor car. He died in hospital some hours after his admission.
REFERENCE: National Library of Australia – “TROVE”; NEWSPAPER – TRUTH (on the date of: Sunday – July 17th 1935); News Article: DIED IN HOSPITAL – Unlawful Killing Charge.
This source and historical event was (re-printed, and kept to its originality, hence from the first publication date listed above) as reference to the Ancestry entry of “Edwin ARNOLD”; Family Tree: Daniel BISHOP Family Tree, (Username: daniellb1974). Date this source / historical event was added: 9th February 2017; By: Daniellb1974.

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Biography contributed by Daniel Bishop

Son of William George & Jeannie Reid (nee HAMILTON) ARNOLD.

Siblings of Edwin ARNOLD: William George, Amelia Florence, Jeannie Constance, Robert & Ruth Hamilton ARNOLD.