Lt Richard Ernest Arnold, RFA

1893 Mar 12 Born Enniscorthy, Wexford son of Rev Wm Arnold. Educated by private tuition.

1901 census 12 Millpark Road, Enniscorthy, Wexford

1911 census at 1 St. John's Road, Enniscorthy, Wexford

1911 Sep 6 Leaves UK for Canada

1911 Sep 25 Entered service with the Canadian Bank of Commerce

1914 Aug - enlisted from the Victoria, British Columbia Branch of the Bank, into the 5th Canadian Garrison Artillery,with the rank of Gunner. Transferred to 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles,May,1915; Royal Field Artillery,December,1916. Promoted to Lance-Corporal,November,1914; Corporal,February,1915

PRINCIPAL ACTIONS; Zillebeke,June,1916. Arras, Messines,Passchendaele,1917; Final Offensive of 1918. Gassed April,1917 Wounded (Chest) 27th September,1918.

1916 Dec 4. RFA. The undermentioned, from Officers' Cadet Units, to be 2nd Lts. (on prob.) : — Richard Ernest Arnold

1918 Jun 4. Promoted Lieutenant

1920 Apr 12. RFA. The undermentioned Lts. relinquish their Commns. and retain the rank of Lt. : R. E. Arnold.

1920 Oct 27 Joined ADRIC with service no. 889. Posted to HQ as DI3

1920 Nov 23. Crozier was injured in a motor accident. An Irish Times report says. Brigadier General Crozier, Commanding Officer of the Auxiliary Division, Royal Irish Constabulary, who in November 1920, was injured in a vehicle accident, together with his escort, by being thrown from a Crossley Tender at Naas, on the night of November the 23rd 1920.  The accident was due to human error on the part of the driver, who was driving on a dark road at night. They were on their way to Dublin having left Killaloe, Co. Clare, earlier that day.  He is now approaching convalescence and will be shortly moved from the Military Hospital at the Curragh to a rest home in Dublin.   The seven remaining members of the party, including Lieutenant R.L. Arnold, Orderly Officer, all of whom were also admitted to hospital, have been discharged from hospital and are on sick leave.     Brigadier General Crozier sustained a concussion, a fractured arm, severe scalp wound and bruised side and arm. The remainder were not quite so badly injured. I think that this is RE Arnold, the only ADRIC that is close in name, and he was a DI3 at HQ. In fact Arnold was admitted to Curragh Military Hospital on that date

1920 Dec 23. . Memo on Numeric Reg, signed by EA Wood as Commandant (Crozier was still Commandant, but was in hospital after his car crash) "Temp Cadet RE Arnold reported here this evening. He is unfit. for duty at present not having use of right hand. I have granted him 10 days leave to go to Belgium


1921 Feb 7 Promoted Permanent Cadet as DI in RIC. Struck off strength of ADRIC

1921 Mar 1. Posted to Kells as DI3

1922 May 20 Pensioned from RIC

1936 Sep 11. Guilty of a Drunk and Incapable Charge

1938 May 6. Convicted of theft

1939 Register. He is the Manager of a Residential Flat. Living with Simone M Arnold (b1899). At 76 Monarch Court Kingsley Way , Finchley M.B., Middlesex

1960 Nov 11. Left UK for New York. He is travelling with Simone Mathilde Arnold

1980 Apr 1. Died at Claro, North Yorkshire, Exact DOB. Buried Harrogate