James Edwin ARNOLD

Regimental number2551
Date of birth--/08/1890; secondary dob: 17/07/1891
Place of birthPort Fairy, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPort Fairy PO, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 10.5"
Weight176 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Arnold, Yamtuck Grove, Port Fairy, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Royal Australian Naval Reserve for 6 years' discharged on account of being unable to attend.
Enlistment date9 June 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 6th Battalion
Promotion date: 24 October 1917


Unit: 6th Battalion
Promotion date: 1 March 1918

FateReturned to Australia 30 June 1918
Discharge date15 December 1919
Other details

War service: joined unit at Lemnos from reinforcements, 31 October 1915. Promoted Lance Corporal, 9 November 1915. Disembarked Alexandria from Lemnos, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation). Promoted Corporal, 23 February 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 26 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 2 April 1916. Appointed Lance Sergeant, 18 July 1916; promoted Sergeant, 29 September 1916.

Detached for duty with Permanent Cadre of 2nd Training Bn, Durrington, England, 23 July 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 11 October 1917; rejoined 6th Bn, 19 October 1917.

Promoted 2nd Lt, 24 October 1917.

On leave to united Kingdom, 4 February 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 19 February 1918.

Wounded in action, 16 April 1918 (multiple gun shot wounds), and admitted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to No 8 Red Cross Hospital, Le Touquet, 20 April 1918; to England, 15 May 1918, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital same day (gun shot wounds: abdomen wall, right leg, shoulder: severe).

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Kanowna', 22 July 1918; arrived Melbourne, 1 September 1918; discharged, 15 December 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 July 1981
Place of burialHamilton Lawn Cemetery