Private Thomas Edward Arnott

Army Number: 73012 (formerly 5926 1st Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment)

Battalion: 11th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

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Born and lived in Birmingham. Son of George Arnott of 6 Summerfield Road, Rother Park, Birmingham. Partner of Rose Celina Wainer, of 19, Denby Street, Birmingham. He was a jeweller prior to enlisting on 23rd May 1900. He served in South Africa from 17th October 1900 to 24th April 1902 and in India from the 25th April 1902 to the 6th February 1908. He was placed on the Army reserve list on 23rd May 1908 and re-engaged on 27th November 1911. He went to France on 12th August 1914 and suffered shell wounds to his left thigh at Soupir on 1st October 1914. He was admitted to No. 12 General Hospital at Rouen, France on 4th October 1914. On recovery, he rejoined his battalion on 3rd March 1915. On the 20th of May 1915, he was admitted to No. 11 Stationary Hospital with gunshot wounds to his right arm. He rejoined his battalion on 17th June 1915 and on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 1st July 1916 he suffered gunshot wounds to his left knee and was admitted to No. 11 Stationary Hospital at Rouen, France. On recovery, he was transferred to the 11th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment, on 12th July 1916. He was killed in action, on 1st October 1916, when in the attack on the German Flers/Sars line during the Battle of the Somme.

Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, France. Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A

Thiepval Memorial, France.