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Benjamin Samuel ARNOLD

Regimental number2836
Place of birthBalmain, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolMosman Public School, New South Wales
Other trainingSydney Technical College, New South Wales
ReligionCongregational
OccupationPlumber
AddressGeorge's Head, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Edith Cecila Arnold, George's Head, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 5 years in 37th Field Coy A Engineers.
Enlistment date11 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 October 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Corporal
Unit name7th Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 30 November 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Company Engineers
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularPresent at battles of Fleurbaix, Somme, winter of 1916-17, Bullecourt, Polygon Wood, Paschendaele. Promoted for good work and braveryat Polygon Wood Battle.
FateDied of wounds 31 October 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXI, Row AA, Grave No. 9), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
23
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Benjamin and Edith ARNOLD, George's Head, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsCousin Pte George Cree AIF killed in action 23 Aug 1918.

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