(Service number 57453)
|First Rank||Last Rank|
|Date||23 March 1884||Place of Birth||Waimate|
|Address at Enlistment||Selwyn Street, Timaru|
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|Marital Status||Married. One child|
|Next of Kin||Mrs John ARNOLD (wife), 51 Selwyn Street, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ armed Forces||Served in||Army|
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|Date||18 September 1961||Age||77 years|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Cremated & ashes interred Te Henui Cemetery, New Plymouth|
|Memorial Reference||Cremation Area, Plot 139|
|New Zealand Memorials|
John Arnold was born on 23 March 1884 at Waimate, the second surviving son of Epenetus John and Jane (née Jeffery) Arnold. Epenetus and Jane came to New Zealand in 1874, their first-born dying on the ship. They must have gone directly to Waimate, as their son Henry was born there in September 1874. By 1886 the family had moved to Lawrence where John was educated at the local school, leaving for work at the age of thirteen.
John Arnold was a gardener for Mrs Grant of Elloughton Grange, Timaru, and was residing in Selwyn Street, Timaru, when he attested. He had married Elsie May Toneycliffe on 25 December 1915 at Timaru, and their daughter, Elsie May, was born on 28 May 1917 at 51 Selwyn Street, Timaru.
NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [30 September 2020]; Taranaki Crematorium record & Te Henui Cemetery burial record (New Plymouth District Council) [30 September 2020]; Star, 15 December 1916 (Papers Past) [28 September 2020]
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