|Place of birth||Bendigo, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||239 Langston Street, Bendigo, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Father, J Arnold, 239 Langston Street, Bendigo, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Swan Hill, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||8th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/25/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||60th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Battle of Fromelles, France|
|Age at death||23|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 19), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Joined 5th Bn, Gallipoli, 6 August 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Transferred to and taken on strength of 60th Bn, 24 February 1916.
Found guilty by Field General Court Martial, Tel el Kebir, 13 March 1916, of being absent without leave from 2130, 27 February, to 0600, 2 March 1916: awarded 56 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 5 days' pay under Royal Warrant.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Reported missing, 19 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in action, 19 July 1916'.
Note on Red Cross File No 140202: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, ARNOLD William
Red Cross File No 140202