Rupert John ARNOLD

1st Field Artillery Brigade, AIF

Gunner, Regimental No. 15724.

Died of wounds, 29 July 1917, Poperinghe, Belgium.

Biographical Details

Born: abt. 1893 at Tamworth, Warwickshire, England.

Father: Ralph ARNOLD.

Mother: Emma GOLDSMITH

Marital Status: Single.

Education: Tamworth Grammar School, England.

Occupation: Labourer

Service and Enlistment Details  

Enlisted on 11 October 1915 at Rockhampton, QLD.

Address at Enlistment: Kelvin Grove, Mackay, QLD.

Embarkation Details: Embarked Overseas on

14 April 1916 with Field Artillery Brigade 3,

16th  Reinforcements at Sydney, NSW on

Ship H.M.A.T. A40 "Ceramic".

Cause of Death: Died of Wounds on 29 July 1917 while serving with 1st  Field Artillery Brigade in France at the age of 24 years.

Burial place: Mendingham British Cemetery, Poperinge, Belgium, Portion III, Row A,

Grave No: 5.

Next of Kin:  Father, R. Arnold, Shackerstone, Atherstone, Warwickshire, England.

Religion: Roman Catholic.

The younger brother of Guy Hartley Arnold who also died during the war.

Commemorative Details  


Panel 11, Australian War Memorial

Gargett Memorial Gates;

Gargett Honour Board;

Mackay Old Town Hall Honour Board.


Other Sources:  


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