YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Panel 6 and 8. Belgium
Christchurch Memorial, Little Heath,
Potters Bar, Little Heath & Bentley Heath Memorial, Potters Bar,
All Souls Chapel Book of Remembrance, Potters Bar
Born in Little Heath in 1891. In the 1911 census he was a gardener living with his widowed mother Agnes Arnold in Church Road, Little Heath.
Enlisted at London while resident in Potters Bar in the 23rd (1st Sportsman's) Battalion Royal Fusiliers and given service number Spts/1987 which suggests he enlisted in May 1915. Killed in action during the first day of The Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele). The 1st Battalion lost 277 men killed or wounded that day.
Brother of Evelyn S. Arnold, of "North View," New Rd., Barnet, Herts.