Arthur William Cecil Attwood

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ATTWOOD, Arthur William Cecil

Service no: 5783 [1]

Place of birth: Borenore, 1895

Address: Lord Street, Orange

Occupation: Miner/mail contractor

Next of kin: Arthur Tillman Attwood (father), Lord Street, Orange, later 26 Leinester Street, Paddington

Date of enlistment: 9 May 1916

Place of enlistment: Dubbo

Age at enlistment: 21

Fate: Embarked HMAT A40 Ceramic, Sydney, 7 October 1916. Killed in action Bullecourt, France, 3 May 1917.

Date of death: 3 May 1917

Buried: No known grave


Born in Borenore in 1895, Arthur William Cecil Attwood enlisted in the First World War in Dubbo on 9 May 1916.

Arthur’s military career last barely a year; he was one of 21 men from the Orange district who were killed in the Battle of Bullecourt in May 1917.

Arthur was 23 years old when he was killed in action; he has no known grave. He is commemorated on the World War I Roll of Honour on the southern face of the Orange Cenotaph, on panel number 98 on the Roll of Honour at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra and on the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux in France.

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