Altrincham WW1 

Edward George (Ted) Arnold

Rank:PrivateNumber:6885
Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:01st Bn
Name of Rgt or Ship:Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Rgt)
Died:06/04/1917Age:23
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:FranceGrave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Ecoivres Cemetery, Mont-St. Eloi
Town Memorial:Altrincham
Extra Information:
Born on the 3rd September 1893 during the December quarter 1893 in the
Altrincham R.D. - ref: 8a/152, the only son of Edward Arthur & Mary Arnold
(nee Simpson).

1901 Census - 20 Rostherne Street, Altrincham.  Son - aged: 7 - born:
Altrincham.   Head of household - Edward Arnold - Married - aged: 58 - occ:
Gardener (Domestic) - born: Peckham, London.   Also Mary Arnold - Wife -
aged: 30 - born: Newferry, Cheshire.   Plus 1 younger sister and his
paternal grandmother.

His father died in 1902, aged: 37.

1911 Census - The Lowe Farm, Ashley, Cheshire.   Servant - aged: 19 - occ:
Goes with Milk Cart - born: Altrincham.   Head of household - Henry Lowe,
farmer aged: 73, plus his family and a number of young farm hands.    His
widowed mother - Mary Arnold, aged: 40 is residing at 15 Rostherne Street,
Altrincham at this time along with his younger sister.

Member of the Presbyterian Sunday School.   When he was 19 years of age he
emigrated to Canada working on a farm when war broke out.

His Canadian attestation form, signed on the 22nd September 1915, at
Valcartier, Quebec, states that he was 22 years of age, 5 feet 7½ inches
in height, had a 34 to 36 inch chest (fully expanded).   His complexion
was: fair, his eyes: blue and his hair: fair.    The papers also state that
he was a Miner by trade and that he had never previously served in any
military force.

Religion - C of E.   He was unmarried and his mother - Mrs. Mary Arnold, 15
Rostherne Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, was listed as his next of kin.

He had been at the front for 2 years before he was killed.   Killed 3 days
prior to the big Canadian Battle for Vimy Ridge.

Commemorated on the private family gravestone in Hale Cemetery which states
that he was with the 1st Canadian Trench Mortar Bn.

His father, Edward died 31/07/1902 aged 37 years and his mother, Mary died
23/05/1949 aged 80 years.

Listed in the Guardian Year Book - Roll of Honour for 1918.

Memorials found on:
St. John's (Altrincham)
Altrincham & District Roll of Honour
Trinity Presbyterian Church
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