ARNOLD, Charles Hubert (Herbert)

Service Number: 287
Rank: Not known
Enlistment Unit: 25 Battalion
Transferred Unit: Not applicable
Date of Enlistment: 21 January 1915
Enlistment Age: 22 years 2 months
Fate of person: Returned to Australia

Biographical Details

Charles was born in Newnham in 1891 and originally enlisted on 21 January 1915 at Innisfail, Queensland. He embarked for Egypt in late June but was returned to Australia two months later as unfit for duty suffering from syphilis. In September 1917 he re-enlisted at Townsville and denied having been previously rejected. Arriving in England in May 1918 Charles was either sick or AWOL and didn’t actually proceed to France until late October. His military career was cut short by a bout of ‘flu and debility leading to rheumatism and myalgia. He returned to Australia in April 1919. He died in Cairns in 1970.

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