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Eric Arnold

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Portrait, in later life wearing medals (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Eric AWMM
  • Surname
    Arnold AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    2796 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    7 October 1917 AWMM PetoneWellington AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 3 October 1939 AWMM 100 Nelson Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr Henry Arnold (father), Otorohanga, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    2796 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 3 October 1939 AWMM Labourer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Wounded 1941 AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Heart disease AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Grandson of Jessie (nee Wallace) Arnold and Henry Arnold (23/667).

    Son of Annie Cashmore Arnold who died very young, when Eric was just 9 months old and he was raised by his grandparents Jessie and Henry Arnold.

    Eric never knew that the people who raised him were in fact his grandparents.

    Husband of Kathleen Edith Eleanor Agnes, permanently separated.

    Employed by the Union Steam Ship Company, Auckland.

    Dismissed from Defence Forces for misconduct and insubordination 15 June 1944, New Zealand Gazette

    Dismissal cancelled, all privileges restored September 1945, Gazetted. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    27 November 1997 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Soldiers Burial M Row 16, Plot 179 AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Cooke, P. (2001). Defending New Zealand: ramparts on the sea 1840-1950s. Wellington, N.Z.: Defence of New Zealand Study Group. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 10 AWMM
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