Biography

Birth date: 1887
Birth place: United Kingdom: England, Warwickshire, Seckington
Death date: 26 April 1916
Death place: Western Front: Western Front (France), Nord Region (France), Fleurbaix
Final rank: Private
Service number: 1311 - First World War, 1914-1918
Unit: 2nd Australian Infantry Battalion

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.

Rolls and Awards

Roll of Honour

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of Death: 26 April 1916
  • Unit: 2nd Australian Infantry Battalion

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of embarkation: 11 February 1915
  • Place of embarkation: Sydney

Collection Items

Private Record

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

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. Maker: Arnold, Guy Hartley

1DRL/0061 (With records)

Digitised Collection

Letters from Guy Hartley Arnold to his Father, 1915-1916

Letters relating to the First World War service of 1311 Private Guy Hartley Arnold, 2nd Battalion. The letters were written by Guy Arnold to his father, Mr Ralph Arnold, between 5 February 1915 and 5 February 1916. In the letters, Guy Arnold describes his pride at marching through Sydney in full...

RCDIG0000201

Timeline

Date of birth 1887
Date of embarkation 1915-02-11
Date of death 1916-04-26