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Colin Henry ARNOTT

Regimental number1968
Place of birthLaurieton, New South Wales
SchoolLauriton Public School, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressLaurieton, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 9.5"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFather, Colin Arnott, Laurieton, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 September 1915
Place of enlistmentWest Maitland, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 16 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Age at death22
Place of burialFromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row B, Grave No 2), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
116
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Colin and Alice ARNOTT. Native of Laurieton, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1969 Pte Kenneth Alfred ARNOTT, 5th Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 15 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 16 February 1916; disembarked Suez, 23 March 1916.

Proceeded to join 30th Bn from 8th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 1 April 1916; taken on strength 30th Bn, Ferry Post, 1 April 1916.

Found guilty, 29 May 1916, of falling out of line march without permission, 28 May 1916; awarded 2 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Admitted to No 8 Field Ambulance, Moascar, 1 June 1916 (diarrhoea); discharged and rejoined 30th Bn, Moascar, 5 June 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Killed in action, 20 July 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Originally listed as 'No Known Grave' and commemorated at V.C. Corner (Panel No 2), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles; subsequently (2010) identified, and interred in the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, France.
SourcesNAA: B2455, ARNOTT Colin Henry

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