|Date of birth:||1898|
|Place of birth:||Wycombe, Buckinghamshire|
|Regiment:||Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry|
|Rank / Service No:||Private, 260213|
|Died:||25th August 1917, aged 19 years|
|Buried:||Lijssenhoek Military Cemetery, Belgium (Plot VIII, Row A, Grave 1A)|
Arnold was the second of 5 known siblings born to Arnold William and Emily Law (nee Sharp), who married in Reading on 3 October 1893.
It is known that the couple had 6 children, so one must have died in infancy.
Both parents were born in Reading, Arnold in 1862 and Emily on 27 July 1868.
The family lived around Bitterne Park / St Denys, with them being at 3 Appleton Road at the 1911 Census.
Arnold died in Southampton in 1932 and Emily passed away in the city in 1956.
Alice EMILY b. 20 May 1895 Reading d. 1981 New Forest Married William A. Lamborne in Southampton in 1915.
Leslie Stuart b. 29 May 1900 Wycombe d. 1989 Romsey Married Fanny E. Webb in Southampton in 1929.
Lilian Frances b. 6 April 1904 Wycombe d. 2000 Southampton aged 96 years
Cyril Edwin b. 1907 Wycombe d. 1994 Southampton
Arnold died during the Third Battle of Ypres, when the British attempted to move north-east from the Messines Ridge.
They were thwarted by a dogged enemy and deteriorating weather.
The village was situated on the main communication line between Allied military bases in the rear and the Ypres battlefields.
Being close to the front lines but out of reach of most German artillery, Lijssenhoek soon became a centre for Casualty Clearing Stations.
The cemetery contains 9,901 Commonwealth WWI burials.
Arnold’s headstone reads: “ Lord remember me in paradise.”
|Published:||7th November 2016|
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