|Lance Corporal William Leslie Arnold,|
Died of war wounds on 16/08/1916
Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 9th Battlion
Lance Corporal William Leslie Arnold was wounded in action during the Somme on the 22 July 1916. He suffered a gunshot wound to the right ankle and thigh. On the 14th August he was transferred to Birmingham and died two days later. He is buried at the Lodge Hill Cemetery Birmingham, along with 53 other Australians who died in the military hospitals around Birmingham. His younger brother Francis Benjamin Arnold, aged 20, was shot in the face near the same village of Pozieres the day after William died. He reached a major hospital in Etaples within a few days, but died from his wounds in France on the 25 August 1916.