Private Arthur Arnold

Army Number: 103419 (formerly 13696 9th Battalion Suffolk Regiment)

Battalion: 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

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Born at West Row, near Newmarket, Suffolk. Lived at Stukeley, Huntingdonshire. Son of Caroline Arnold, of 1 Waterloo Farm Cottages, Great Stukeley. He was an agricultural labourer prior to enlisting at West Row on 8th September 1914. He went to France on 31st August 1915 and received shrapnel wounds to his right cheek on 15th May 1916. On the 6th September 1916, he suffered gunshot wounds to his leg and neck and was treated at No. 38 Casualty Clearing Station at Heilly, France. He was then transported to No. 3. Stationary Hospital Rouen 15th September 1916 and from there transferred to England on Hospital Ship “Lan Franc”. He was admitted to Birmingham War Hospital and then was sent to the Military Convalescent Hospital at Epsom, Surrey. On recovery, he returned to France on 6th April 1918 and was killed in action, 22nd April 1918, during the counterattack at Mesnil, France.

Buried Varennes Military Cemetery, France. Plot 1, Row K, Grave 29.

Varennes Military Cemetery, France.