|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Pennyroyal, Victoria|
|School||Inglewood State School, Victoria; Melbourne High School|
|Address||7 Errol Street, Footscray, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Next of kin||C A Arblaster, 7 Errol Street, Footscray, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served for 3 years, Royal Military College, Duntroon.|
|Rank on enlistment||Lieutenant|
|Unit name||8th Light Horse Regiment, Machine Gun Section|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/13/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board TRANSPORT A16 Star Of Victoria on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Captain|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||53rd Battalion|
|Fate||Died of disease
|Place of death or wounding||Fromelles, Somme Sector, France|
|Age at death||21|
|Age at death from cemetery records||21|
|Place of burial||Douai Communal Cemetery (Row D, Grave No. 6), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Charles and Elizabeth ARBLASTER, 7 Errol Street, Footscray, Victoria|
|Family/military connections||Brother: 4658 Corporal Frederick ARBLASTER, 21st Bn, returned to Australia, 17 June 1918.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 11 May 1915.
Admitted to hospital, 17 July 1915 (influenza); returned to duty, 22 July 1915.
Promoted Temporary Captain, 7 August 1915.
Wounded in action, 26 September 1915 (bullet wound, foot); transferred by HS 'Gloucester Castle' to Malta; disembarked Malta, 1 October 1915; transferred to England, 21 October 1915, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 30 October 1915.
Embarked England to rejoin Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 16 February 1916; admitted to Australian Overseas Base, Ghezireh, 1 March 1916.
Transferred to 53rd Bn, and taken on strength, Tel el Kebir, 11 March 1916.
Appointed Captain, 12 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 June 1916.
Reported killed in action, Fromelles, 19 July 1916.
Subsequently reported as died of disease (septicaemia), Gefangen Lager St Clotilde, Douai, 24 July 1916, while a prisoner of war.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, ARBLASTER Charles
Red Cross File No 0120304