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William Arden Egerton ARNOLD

Regimental number946
Place of birthHamilton, Victoria
SchoolTrinity Grammar School, Kew, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 4.5"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E.C. Arnold, The Vicarage, Panmure, Victoria
Previous military serviceCitizen forces
Enlistment date14 December 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 December 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A46 Clan Mcgillivray on 2 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance
FateDied of wounds
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death17 September 1915
Age at death17.10
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 69), 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
182
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Wounded in action, 15 September 1915 (gun shot wound, abdomen); died of wounds at sea on HS 'Nevasa', 17 September 1915; buried at Mudros.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ARNOLD William Arden Egerton

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