Arnold, Wilfred Boulton (Wilfred B. / W.Boulton / W. B.)

Rank Gunner
Service # 90949
Unit # 29th, CFA
Resident Chatham, Harwich Twsp.
Books Of Rememberance Page Available

Gunner W.B. Arnold trained at London and Guelph, going overseas February 26th, 1916. He was stationed at Bramshott, Witley, and Salisbury Plains prior to proceeding to Belgium in July, 1916. August 26th, 1917, he was gassed in France, being admitted to Hospital in France and removed to Epsom, England, December 30th, 1917. He was sent to Bramshott Camp for Physical exercise, and continued training at Witley Camp. March 1st, 1918, he went to Shoeburyness for a three week`s course in Anti Air Craft Artillery, and transferred to the Fifth Canadian Section, A.A.C, C Battery, C.R.A. Witley Camp, March 31st, 1918.

Left for France April 6th, 1918, returned to England with slight G.S.W. May 6th, 1918, had influenza and pneumonia in November, Invalided to Canada February 1919.

Discharged April 3rd, 1919 with 15% pension.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Sources Chatham Daily Planet (04-11-1918), Park Street Methodist Church, Books of Remembrance for the Great War 1914 - 18. At St. Andrews UC, Chatham - January 2010, Park Street Methodist Church, Books of Remembrance for the Great War 1914 - 18. At St. Andrews UC, Chatham - January 2010 (26-08-1917), Chatham Daily Planet (28-11-1918), Park Street Methodist Church, Books of Remembrance for the Great War 1914 - 18. At St. Andrews UC, Chatham - January 2010 (06-05-1918), Park Street Methodist Church, Books of Remembrance for the Great War 1914 - 18. At St. Andrews UC, Chatham - January 2010 (03-04-1919), Chatham Daily News - Obituaries (19-08-1974)
Height 5' 11.5"
Eye Colour Brown
Age 26
Complexion Fair
Hair Brown
Race White
Birthplace Lot 16, R. Thames, Harwich.
Religion Methodist
Last Place of Employment Student at Bellville Collage
Marital Status Single
When Enlisted July 18th, 1915.
Where Enlisted London, Ontario
Next of Kin Father- S. A. Arnold, 266 Colborne St. Mother- Mrs. Katherine Arnold, Chatham. Sister- Mrs. Mable B. Walker. Brother- H.R. Arnold. Sister- Mrs. Ada D. Pugh.

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