Walter Ehrenfried ARNOLD MM

ARNOLD, Walter Ehrenfried

Service Number: 3511
Enlisted: 17 April 1916, Port Pirie, South Australia
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Johnburg, South Australia, 28 June 1889
Home Town: Port Pirie, Port Pirie City and Dists, South Australia
Schooling: Johnburg Public School
Occupation: Blacksmith
Died: Killed in Action, France, 29 September 1918, aged 29 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Burra Fallen Soldiers Memorial, Port Pirie Fathers of Sailors and Soldiers Association Port Pirie District Roll of Honor WW1, Port Pirie I.O.O.F. FLT Ceres Lodge No 35 Roll of Honor, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

17 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Port Pirie, South Australia
12 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3511, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1,

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12 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 3511, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Adelaide
29 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, 3511, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Breaching the Hindenburg Line - Cambrai / St Quentin Canal,

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Walter Ehrenfried ARNOLD was born on 28th June, 1889 in Johnsburg, South Australia - birth was registered in Yalpara

His parents were Friedrich Hermann ARNOLD and Augusta Helena OBST

He enlisted on 17th April, 1916 with the Australian Army - he was with the 32nd Battalion, 8th reinforcements - unit embarked from Adelaide on HMAT Ballarat on 12th August, 1916

Walter was Killed in Action on 29th September, 1918 - no known grave - he is commemorated on the Australian National Memorial in Villers Bretonneux, France and on the Australian War Memorial

He was awarded a Military Medal, British War Medal & the Victory Medal (see AIF Project link on the left for more information on Military Medal) 


Daily Herald, Adelaide  Oct. 1918


ARNOLD.- Killed in action in France, 29th September, Lance Corporal Walter E Arnold, 32nd Battalion, second dearly loved son of Mr & Mrs. F Arnold, Port Pirie West aged 28 years & 3 months

"Some day, some time, we'll understand"


MILLITARY MEDAL - Awarded for conspicious gallantry and devotion to duty for his actions during an attack near Morlancourt on the night of 28-29 July 1918. Four days later he was promoted to Temporary Corporal.