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Alfred Lewis Arnold

Born:
1889
Died:
27 Av 5677 (15 August 1917)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
ARN2137
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
1889
Place of birth:
Blackpool, England

Death

Date of death:
27 Av 5677 (15 August 1917)
Died in combat?:
Yes
Place of death:
Ypres
Cause of death:
Wounds sustained in Shell Explosion
Burial place:
Perth Cemetery (China Wall)

Places

Addresses

Family Home:
95 Dartmouth Road, Willesden Green

Other Organisations

Name:
Hicks, Arnold and Bender, Law Firm
Significance:
Employer

Synagogues

Name:
Brondesbury Synagogue
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Words of remembrance from a friend, 1917

A friend and fellow officer said of him in a letter after his death "He had already proved himself to be a most capable and brave officer, and his death us a very great loss to me. Had he lived there is no doubt that his promotion would have been rapid. I feel his death very keenly, he had such a splendid character." Sourced from his Obituary published in the Jewish Chronicle 1917

Killed in Action, 1917

lfred served with his unit in Ypres in Belgium, while returning from a briefing he was killed instantly when a shell exploded near to him. He died just two days after receiving news that his second son had been born and was reportedly in very high spirits.

His Son's Sacrifice, 1944

Before he died Alfred had two sons, one son, Bertram, served like his father in the Second World War, he too was killed while fighting and is remebered on a memorial bench along with his father in a park near to where he had lived.

Family

Spouse

Elsie Arnold (female)

Siblings

Julie Arnold (female)
Bertram Arnold (male)
Esther Arnold (female)

Parents

Father: John Arnold (male)
Mother: Sarah Arnold (female)

Military Record

Military service:
British Army
Date enlisted/conscripted:
1914
Date discharged/death:
15 August 1917
Rank at discharge/death:
2nd Lieutenant
Sustained injuries:
Killed in Shell Explosion
Assignments
Regiment:
London Rifle Brigafe
Battalion/unit:
9th Battalion
Posting:
Ypres, Belgium
Campaigns:
Passchendaele, 3rd Battle of Ypres

Roll of Honour

A. L. ARNOLD, 15 August 1917

Commonwealth Graves Commission

Rank:
Second Lieutenant
Date of Death:
15/08/1917
Age:
28
Regiment / service:
24th Bn., London Regiment
Cemetery:
Perth Cemetery (china Wall)
Grave reference:
Sp. Mem. B. 9.
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