Date of birth: 3 June 1877
Date of death: 5 March 1916
Killed in action aged 38
Buried in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Loos Plot III E 15.
Arthur Arnold was born at Teignmouth, Devonshire, the son of Capt. W.F. McIlwaine of the Royal Marine Light Infan, and Sophia St. John.
In the 1880’s and 1890’s the family were living in 25, Blomfield Terrace, Paddington. Arthur was educated at St. Paul’s School and came up to Christ Church in 1903. He took a B.A. Hons in History.
He was articled to Edward Wilson of Newport and Shanklin, Isle of Wight. On the outbreak of war he joined the 3rd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment with the rank of Private and in April 1915 was gazetted 2nd Lieut. Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. He was killed in action on 5 March 1916.
He is commemorated on the Isle of Wight at Arreton War Memorial and on a memorial plaque in St. Paul’s Church, Newport.
Probate was granted to his younger, unmarried, sisters, Cecilia Lambert McIlwaine and Helen McIlwaine. His Effects amounted to £1,510 4s 0d.
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