ARNESON, Richard Martin

  1. Service Details
  2. Personal Details
  3. Unit and Rank Details
  4. Notes
  5. Sources

Service Details

Branch of Service
Army
Conflict
World War I
Date of Enlistment
01/10/1918
Date of Discharge
24/03/1919
Place of Enlistment
Queanbeyan NSW

Personal Details

Gender
Male
Date of Birth
15/01/1900
Place of Birth
Ballina NSW
Address (at enlistment)
Duntroon ACT
Occupation
Plumber
Next of Kin
Edward Arneson (father), Duntroon ACT

Unit and Rank Details

Service Number
N94365
Final Rank
Private
Final Unit
Composite Battalion

Notes

Arneson was born in 1900 at Rileys Hill near Ballina and arrived in Canberra with his parents in 1913. His father was a qualified plumber and Arneson worked with him installing the heating system at the Royal Military College, Duntroon. The family lived at the workmen's camp where the Australian Defence Force Academy now stands. He enlisted on 1 October 1918 at Queanbeyan and was discharged in March 1919. He married Dorothy Jordan of Queanbeyan after the war and, though they left the district for a period they had returned and were living in Queanbeyan when Arneson enlisted in the RAAF for World War 2.

Description - single, height 5 feet 10 inches, 140 pounds, chest 33-36 inches, fair complexion, blue eyes, fair hair, Church of England.

Sources

Rex Cross, Bygone Queanbeyan, 1980
National Library of Australia : Country Women's Association of NSW (Canberra Branch) History, 1959 (manuscript call no. NLA MS 734)
NAA RecordSearch - Series B2455 (First Australian Imperial Force Personnel Dossiers, 1914-1920)
Queanbeyan Age - 25 May 1987

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