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Leslie George Arnold

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Leslie George AWMM
  • Surname
    Arnold AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 6/1233 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 April 1888 AWMM KohatuTasman AWMM
  • Date of birth
    17 April 1888 Public - Peter - Researcher - 13 October 2017 - Military records
  • Place of birth
    Kohatu, Nelson NZ Public - Peter - Researcher - 13 October 2017 - Military records
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM Manunui, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM Unknown address AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs Emma Arnold, Inangahua Junction, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs Emma Arnold (mother), Buller Road, Inangahua Junction, Westport, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 6/1233 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Leslie Arnold was the son of Arthur and Emma Arnold, of Nelson, New Zealand. AWMM
    • Brother of :
      (1) Private Francis Pheney Arnold (1890-1955) : NZEF Service # 48135; Canterbury Infantry Regiment; 2nd Battalion; Specialists Company, Machine-Gun Section, 27th Reinforcements, NZEF. Served France. Survived war service & returned to New Zealand 1919. Died - 13 August 1955 - at Nelson.
      Also brother of (2) Trooper Harry Arthur Arnold (1894-1946) : NZEF Service # 7/1186; Trooper, Canterbury Mounted Rifles Brigade, 6th Reinforcements, NZEF. Served Egypt (1915-1916-1917 & 1918). Survived war service and returned to New Zealand 1919. Died - 1 March 1946 - at Hokitika, Westland. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 5 June 2017 - Military Files of Private Francis P. Arnold & Trooper Harry A. Arnold : Auckland Cenotaph.
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    10 August 1917 AWMM
    Age 29 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Ploegsteert Wood Military Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium AWMM I. AA. 1. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Memorials at Westport and Reefton NZ Public - Peter - Researcher - 13 October 2017 - NZ History website images

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  • On the 16th of July this year we were privileged to be able to visit you Les, to see where you were laid to rest 100 years ago today in Ploegsteert Wood Military Cemetery, Belgium. You are not forgotten and you are in a truly beautiful place.
    Public - Sarah Jane - Other relative - 10 August 2017
  • Les was one of twelve first cousins to serve in WW1. He was a country lad brought up at Korere in the Motupiko Valley and later the family moved to Three Channel Flat near Inangahua, where they had a small farm and Arnold's Hotel. I also visited Les’s grave in Ploegsteert Wood on July 16 2017, during a tour of The Somme and Ypres salient Battlefields. He is in a truly beautiful place and with his mates. I submit this on the 100th anniversary of his death. He lies about 2km from where the Christmas Truce was held and in the middle of a wood.
    Public - Chris - Other Relative - 21 June 2015

Sources

Sources

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  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 20 AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      45: 31 AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
05 June 2017JeniferWairarapaResearcher
21 June 2015ChrisRichmond, NelsonOther Relative
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