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Harry Frood ARNALL

Date of birth10 May 1871
Place of birthTruro, Cornwall, England
Other NamesARNALL, Henry Frood
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressEast Maitland, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44
Next of kinWife, Mrs Eveline Eadith Arnall, High Street, East Maitland, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 11.5 years in the 1st New South Wales Scottish Rifles; and as Lt in the Senior Cadets for 1.2 years.
Enlistment date27 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 October 1918
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name20th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport Berrima on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


'Consistently good work, particularly in maintaining tramways between Albert and Pozieres.'
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 10 December 1918
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
172
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Eliza ARNALL; husband of Mrs Evaline ARNALL. Native of Truro, Cornwall, England
Discharge date14 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined 20th Bn at Gallipoli, 8 October 1915. Admitted to hospital, Gallipoli, 17 October 1915; returned to duty, 23 October 1915. Disembarked Alexandria (general Gallipoli evacuation), 7 January 1916. Transferred to 2nd Pioneer Bn as Captain, 14 March 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 26 March 1916.

Wounded in action, 13 September 1916 (synovitis, left knee). Transferred to England, 16 September 1916, and admitted to 2nd Western General Hospital, Manchester, 17 September 1916; discharged, 6 November 1916.

Posted for duty to Pioneer Training Bn, 19 December 1916. Promoted Major, 1 March 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board A68, 1 November 1917 (synovitis); discharged, 20 February 1918.

Re-embarked as Conducting Officer, voyage only, 4 September 1918. Commenced return to Australia on board 'Somali', 10 December 1918; disembarked Sydney, 10 February 1919; discharged, 14 March 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death16 August 1920
Age at death49
Place of burialWaverley Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales

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