Regiment : 1st Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 5273
Conflict : Boer
Date of death : Died of disease on 13th June 1900
Place of death : Bloemfontein, South Africa
Memorial : Worcester Cathedral Boer War
Listed under Died on the memorial with the information: 5273 Pte
John Arnold was born in Hednesford near Stafford, Staffordshire. He enlisted as Private 4273 in the Worcestershire Regiment in Birmingham on 31st May 1989. On his attestation paper he gave his age as 18 years 5 months, his occupation as a Butcher working for Mr H. Smith, High Street, Aston and his home address as 24 Witton Road, Aston, Birmingham. John was 5 feet 6 and three quarter inches tall with a fresh complexion, brown eyes and brown hair. Although he initially signed up for 6 years, he was discharged on payment of one pound on 9th April 1896.