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Rory Arnold

Portrait, Lance-Coporal Rory Arnold (7/157) from the Weekly News 1915. Kindly provided by Onward Project, Phil Beattie & Matt Pomeroy. No Known Copyright.

Portrait, Lance-Coporal Rory Arnold (7/157) from the Weekly News 1915. Kindly provided by Onward Pro …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Rory AWMM
  • Surname
    Arnold AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 7/157 AWMM
  • Gender
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    27 June 1891 AWMM MurchisonNelson AWMM
  • Date of birth
    27 June 1891 Public - Peter - Researcher - 5 September 2017 - Military personnel file
  • Place of birth
    Motupiko Public - Peter - Researcher - 5 September 2017 - Military personnel file
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Korere, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Richard Arnold (father), Korere, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 7/157 AWMM
  • Military service
    4 years with Canterbury Mounted Rifles AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM CanterburyNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Rory Arnold was the son of Richard Arnold and Jane Louisa Bringaloe (Reeves) of Korere, Nelson.

      Lance Corporal Arnold's brother, Private Brian Arnold (6/1770) also served on Gallipoli. He was with the Canterbury Infantry Battalion.

      Four Brothers saw active service, three in WW1 and one in ww2, Trooper Richard Reeves Arnold (55577), Lance Corporal Donald Harman Arnold (WW2- 48934), Rory Arnold (7/157) and Brian Arnold (6/1770)
    • Rory ARNOLD (twin) Born 27 June 1891 at "Woolmerbrook", Korere, Upper Motupiko, Nelson, died of Wounds at New Zealand Field Ambulance, Walker's Ridge, Gallipoli, Turkey; buried at Canterbury Cemetery, Anazc Cove, Gallipoli ( Grave Number 1, Plot 2, Row B) Died 17 July 1915, aged 24 years. Never married. Public - Paul Mervyn - Other Relative - 16 March 2015 - "The (W)Ratt Race" compiled by Elsie S. ( nee Arnold) Curnow. page 327 "Family of Richard and Jane LB (nee Reeves) ARNOLD"
      Children of Richard and Jean Arnold
      (1) Rory Arnold .......
    • Another brother, Trooper Richard Reeves (55577) went with the 31st Reinforcements and served with the Mounted Rifles in the Middle East.
      And a younger brother T/L/Cpl Donald Harman (49735) served in World War II, in Egypt and Italy with the 20 Armoured Regiment.
      There were four boys in the family and they all served in the Army overseas.

      Rory Arnold's birthday was 27 June 1891

      (Donald Harman was my father) Public - Carolyn Carr - Other Relative - 14 May 2015 - Sources : Rory's personal file on line at Archway
      Nom Roll of NZEF Roll 74 p. 8
      Nom Roll of 2nd NZEF Vol.9 p. 13
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About death

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  • Death
    17 July 1915 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Canterbury Cemetery, Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM II. B. 1. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    War memorial at Kohatu Public - Peter - Researcher - 5 September 2017 - audit of regional war memorials combined with local research
  • Memorial reference



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  • Rory it was a truly special day when we were able to visit your grave and see for ourselves the terrain you and your mates found yourselves sent into. We were so happy to discover that you are resting in such a beautiful, peaceful place, and you will not be forgotten.
    Public - Sarah Jane - Other relative - 10 August 2017
  • Rory, you are not forgotten, one hundred years ago today your life was taken. I am sad for what you missed. May you continue to rest in peace. From the younger son of your first cousin, Len.
    Public - Chris - Other Relative - 17 July 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
14 November 2021Ian Banks Taumarunui New ZealandResearcher
05 September 2017PeterNelson, New ZealandResearcher
10 August 2017Sarah JaneNew ZealandOther relative
19 July 2015robynNelsonResearcher
17 July 2015ChrisRichmond, Nelson, New ZealandOther Relative

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