George Arnold

Name

George Arnold

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

31/07/1917
26

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Lance Corporal
G/47749
Royal Fusiliers
1st Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Panel 6 and 8.
Belgium

UK Memorials

Christchurch Memorial, Little Heath
Potters Bar War Memorial

Pre War

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.

Wartime Service

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.

Additional Information

Brother of Evelyn S. Arnold, of "North View," New Rd., Barnet, Herts.

Acknowledgments

Martin Cope