Arthur Arnold was born in the Autumn of 1893 at Bedmond. He was the eldest of two sons of Ephraim and Emily Arnold. Ephraim worked as a Brick-layer/Labourer and in the 1901 and 1911 Census the family lived in Bedmond.
The Abbots Langley Parish Magazine Roll of Honour first recorded Arthur in its lists in October 1917. He was serving with a Labour Battalion, and was recorded each month until the end of the War serving with the same unit.
In the same month Arthur’s younger brother, Thomas, was killed in action in France on 29th October 1917. Thomas served as a Private with the 1st South Staffordshire’s.
Arthur was recorded in the Autumn 1918 and Spring 1919 Absent Voter Lists, serving with the rank of Private with the 185th Labour Corps, and his home address was given at Bedmond.
Arthur Arnold survived the War.