Informations sur naissance

Date de naissance:
02/04/1881
Lieu de naissance:
Lanarkshire, Glasgow, Écosse, Royaume-Uni

Informations générales

Profession:
Greengrocer

Informations service militaire

Pays:
New Zealand
Force armée:
New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Numéro de service:
11193
Unités:
 —  Otago Regiment, 2nd Bn.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
12/12/1917
Lieu de décès:
Bois du Polygone, Zonnebeke, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Âge:
36

Cimetière

Polygon Wood Cemetery
Parcelle: Inconnu
Rangée: D
Tombe: 7

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Médaille
Victory Medal
Médaille

Points d'intérêt 2

#1 Lieu de naissance
#2 "Lieu de décès"

Mon histoire

Company Quartermaster Serjeant Robert Arnott served in the Otago Regiment, 2nd Battalion, part of the New Zealand Division.

The New Zealand Division was in the Polygon Wood area, after the end of the Third Battle of Ypres. Much of the time was spent in wiring, repairing crumbling trenches and improving defences. The landscape was covered with waterlogged shellholes. The right of the New Zealand position was enfiladed from Polderhoek and a decision was made to capture the spur on which the ruins of Polderhoek Chateau and German pillboxes sat.

After the unsuccessful attack on Polderhoek on 3 December 1917, the various battalions took turns in the line and in reserve. The opposing German forces generally held higher ground and movement in the New Zealand lines was often observed and shelled or machine-gunned.

The 2nd Battalion had its headquarters at the Polygon Butte during the period. On the 12th of December the Battalion was heavily shelled. The Otago Regiment history states that four men were killed, including one company quartermaster serjeant. It is highly possible that this was Robert Arnott since he was reported killed in action on the 12th of December 1917. He was directly buried in Polygon Wood Cemetery.

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"Official History of the Otago Regiment, N.Z.E.F. in the Great War 1914-1918", Byrne A.E., Wilkie & Co, Ltd., s.d. page 312-315
Sources utilisées
Auckland cenotaph
http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/war-memorial/online-cenotaph/record/C436?n=arnott%20Robert&w=World%20War%20I%2C%201914-1918&ordinal=1&from=%2Fwar-memorial%2Fonline-cenotaph%2Fsearch
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CWGC
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/480002/arnott,-robert/
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NZ Project
http://nzef.adfa.edu.au/showPerson?pid=7238&printFormat=print
Sources utilisées
The Long Long Trail
https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/
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