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Geoffrey Penrose ARNOLD

Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressNewcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, R A Arnold, 'Cooya', McDougall Street, Milson's Point, New South Wales
Enlistment date9 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameMedical Officers
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 23 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
FateReturned to Australia 18 July 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During a night counter attack this officer formed his regimental aid post in the open just in front of the jumping off line, and continued to dress wounded there for twenty four hours, under continuous fire. The medical officers of two other battalions both became casualties early in the attack, and he attended to the wounded of those battalions besides his own. His coolness and splendid work saved scores of lives.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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