Arnold Westley Burling

First Name: 
Arnold
Middle Name: 
Westley
Last Name: 
Burling
Mother's Name: 
Alice (nee Clarke)
Father's Name: 
Thomas Burling
Date Enlisted: 
Sunday, September 5, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Gunner
Rank at Discharge: 
Gunner
Unit: 
Field Artillery
Company: 
51st Battery
Service: 
Artillery
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Tuesday, July 18, 1916
Place of Death: 
Fromelles, France
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Arnold Burling (Service No 3460) was born in Lismore, N.S.W. about 1892. He was a single 22 year old bank clerk living at Fairy Meadow when he enlisted. He had spent 18 months with the Senior Cadets, Newington College Corps.

He embarked on HMAT A60 Aeneas with 8th Reinforcements, 20th Battalion on 20th December 1915.
After arriving in Egypt Arnold spent time with the 56th Battalion before transferring to the Field Artillery.
He travelled with them to France and on 18th July was in a dugout at Fromelles with a number of others. Sometime between 1.30 and 2 pm, while he was on the phone, a shell hit the dugout killing all.

Arnold is buried in Rue-David Military Cemetery Plot I, Row E, Grave 41.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, BURLING A

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