Arnold, Guy Hartley (Private, b.1887 - d.1916)

Accession Number 1DRL/0061
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Letter
Maker Arnold, Guy Hartley
Place made Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made 1915-1916
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/226
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Collection relating to the service of 1311 Private Guy Hartley Arnold, 2 Battalion, Egypt and Gallipoli, 1915-1916. Collection includes letters written by Arnold to his father, Ralph Arnold. Pte Arnold was killed in action on 26 April 1916.

History / Summary

Guy Hartley Arnold was killed on 26 April 1916 at Fleurbaix, France. His brother, Rupert John Arnold was killed on 29 July 1917, and another brother K. Arnold MM, survived the war. Both Rupert John and Guy Hartley were born in England. The letter on file AWM93 0012/0011/0226 from Arnold's father, dated 4 August 1927, is supportive of the work of the Memorial in replying to the Memorial's request for material "I willingly accede firstly because I am grateful for the Australian gov[ernmen]t interest in the history of all her sons who died; secondly letters that are saved memories and not for perhaps idle curiosity are best deposited as a national trust; of no historical value & chiefly intimate they give a typical clue to the characters etc of those who wrote them"

Biographical note: 1311 Private Guy Hartley Arnold, 2 Battalion, Australian Infantry. Killed in action, France, 26 April 1916. Son of Ralph and Emma Arnold, of Milton, England. Sugar-cane farmer, of Owen's Creek, Mackay, Qld; had also been farming at Coolamon, NSW; born Leckington, Warwickshire, England; educated at Mount Bosworth school, Leicestershire, England; worked in England as a bank clerk at Lloyd's Bank, Lichfield, Staffordshire; came to Australia at the age of 23; age at time of death, 28.