Private Guy Hartley Arnold

Service number 1311
Birth Date 1887
Birth Place United Kingdom: England, Warwickshire, Seckington
Death Date 1916-04-26
Death Place France: Nord Pas de Calais, Pas de Calais, Fleurbaix
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 2nd Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Guy Hartley Arnold was born in Warwickshire, England and emigrated to Australia at the age of 23. In England he had worked as a bank clerk but in Australia he worked as a farmer in Coolamon, New South Wales. He also worked as a labourer in Mackay, Queensland. Arnold was 27 years old when he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 28 January 1915. He was assigned to the 2nd Infantry Battalion and departed Sydney aboard HMAT Seang Bee on 11 February 1915. He spent time in Gallipoli and Egypt before moving to France with this battalion. Guy Arnold was killed during heavy fighting on 26 April 1916 and is buried at Rue-Du-Bois Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix.



Date of birth 1887
Date of enlistment 28 November 1914
Date of embarkation 11 February 1915
Date of death 26 April 1916