Service Number: 7213
Roll Title: 8 Battalion Depot and 7 Battalion
Date of Embarkation: 19th February 1917
Place of Embarkation: Melbourne
Ship Embarked on: HMAT Ballarat
Age: 26 years
Born: 2nd February 1889, Carlton Victoria.
Mother: Annie Morris (Boase) 75 Henry Street, Windsor, Victoria.
Residence: Officer, Victoria.
Joined AIF: 2nd August 1915
Height: 5 feet, 53/4 inches
Complexion: Sallow, Eyes-Blue, Hair-Dark Brown
Arthur enlisted and served 66 days before becoming ill with bronchitis, he was given a medical discharge on 6th October 1915.
Arthur later re-enlisted on the 24th July 1916, but he became ill once again after serving 106 days. He was discharged on the 7th November 1916. Arthur enlisted for a third time on the 10th November 1916 and served another 7 months before returning to Australia on 27th September 1917 with a fractured left ankle.
He was discharged from the AIF on 1st February 1918 and would go on to receive the British War Medal on 2nd July 1923.
In 1918 Arthur married Linda Renfern in Footscray, Victoria and they had five children, Clarence Leslie, Lila Mary Doreen, Raymond John, Elvie Linda and Kevin George.
Arthur died on 6th January 1946 at Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville. He was buried at Springvale Cemetery 7th January 1946.