Max Kenneth Dick ARKELL MID

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ARKELL, Max Kenneth Dick

Service Number: 341
Enlisted: 8 July 1915, RANR; Naval trainee at Newcastle.
Last Rank: Lance Sergeant
Last Unit: 30th Infantry Battalion
Born: Rockdale, New South Wales, Australia, 13 January 1887
Home Town: Newcastle, Hunter Region, New South Wales
Schooling: Cook's Hill Public School, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Clerk
Died: SW Arm, knee and leg , 55th Casualty Clearing Station, France, 28 August 1918, aged 31 years
Cemetery: Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, France
Plot VII, Row B, Grave 21
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hunter District Water Supply & Sewerage Board Roll of Honour, Newcastle East Roll of Honour, Newcastle High School Honour Roll, Newcastle Surf Club Life Saving Brigade Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

8 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 341, 30th Infantry Battalion, RANR; Naval trainee at Newcastle.
9 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, SN 341, 30th Infantry Battalion
9 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, SN 341, 30th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Beltana, Sydney
17 Jul 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 341, 30th Infantry Battalion, GSW/SW to back
1 Mar 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 30th Infantry Battalion
4 Oct 1917: Honoured Mention in Dispatches, Gallant conduct November 23rd to December 12th, 1916. He guided a lost unit to their right lines whilst acting as runner and also brought three prisoners in singlehanded.
8 Aug 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, 30th Infantry Battalion
28 Aug 1918: Involvement SN 341, 30th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans