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Private (later Second Lieutenant) John Arnold

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: John Neil Arnold (Murray - James Arnold)

Ancestor's date of birth: 13/04/1876

Ancestor's date of death: 23/06/1932

Cause of Death: Detail not provided.

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Miner/labourer, served six monthe in the Victorian militia.

Service Number: 504

Colony or State of enlistment: WA, Place of Enlistment: Geraldton

Unit: 6th Western Australian Mounted Infantry

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: 10/04/1901

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): 2LT, Date Effective: 16/05/1916

Murray Page: 426

Contingent: Sixth Western Australian.

Ship: Ulstermore, Date of Sailing: 10/04/1901

Memorial details: Detail not provided.

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa medal with Transvaal, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902 clasps. 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Personal Characteristics: Height 176 cm, weight 73 kg, of medium complexion with hazel eyes and brown hair.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: May 1901 - April 1902 in east Transvaal including defeat at Brakpan where five dead (16 May 1901).

Service and life after the Boer War: Worked as a labourer and mine manager, married Grace, lived at Freementle, served invarious militia units. Joined the AIF 19 August 1914 served in the 11th Battalion, he was promoted sergeant 13 October 1915, wounded at Gallipoli, he returned to Austaliaand was discharged Re-enlisting on 16 May 1917 where he was commissioned and returned to 11 Battalion as a Second Lieutenant. He served at Sutton Veny (UK) as an instructor. Returned to Australia and discharged at Perth on 17 Marcg 1919.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Sherree Evans
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Granddaughter

Name of Descendant: Dorothy Hill, Footscray VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: daughter

 


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