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Regimental number585
Place of birthBourton, Gillingham, Dorset, England
ReligionChurch of England
Address14 King Street, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 9.5"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs B Arnold, 14 King Street, Newcastle, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 12 years in the Dorset Regiment, British Army; time expired.
Enlistment date25 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentBugler
Unit name2nd Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularSoldier was married to Viloet Grace ARNOLD, 19 July 1913; he stated at enlistment that he was single. He had a daughter, not by his wife, who was left in care to his parents in England; she was made sole beneficiary of his will, and was subsequently granted a pension.
FateKilled in Action 2 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death30
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 7), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Appointed Lance Corporal, 25 September 1914.

Admitted to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Mena House, Cairo, 27 March 1915 (malaria); discharged to duty, 3 April 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 April 1915.

Reported missing, 2 May 1915.

Court of Enquiry, held at Rouen, France, on 3 September 1917, declared fate as 'Killed in Action, on or about 2 May 1915'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ARNOLD Alfred
Red Cross File No 0130906J

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