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Full Name: Roland Arnold
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Roland
Surname: Arnold
Also Known As: Ronald
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 6/883
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Next of Kin: Robert Arnold, Godlington, Bedford, England
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address:
  • Otira, West Coast, New Zealand
  • Otira, New Zealand
Military District: Canterbury
Body on Embarkation: Main Body
Embarkation Unit: Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date: 16 October 1914
Place of Embarkation: Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand
Vessel: Tahiti or Athenic
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: Vol1
Page on Nominal Roll: 20
Last Unit Served: Canterbury Infantry Battalion, 13th (North Canterbury and Westland) Company
Place of Death: Malta to Gallipoli
Date of Death: 18 September 1915
Age at Death: 32
Year of Death: 1915
Cause of Death: Died of wounds
Cemetery Name: Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta
Grave Reference: B. XII. 1.
Biographical Notes: Roland Arnold was the husband of Florence Emily Arnold, of 18 Beaconsfield street, Bedford, England.
Additional Information: Name is recorded as Roland Arnold in Nominal Rolls, as Ronald Arnold in Archives New Zealand
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Stowers, R. (2005). Bloody Gallipoli: the New Zealanders' story. Auckland, N.Z., David Bateman.
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