ARNOLD, David James

Rank: 
Sergeant
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
RM 15389
Born: 
Wednesday, September 29, 1937
Died : 
Friday, August 7, 1964
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
26
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Sergeant David Arnold died during operations in Aden [1].
 
On August 7, 1964, the marines were conducting operations in the Radafan Mountains. Sgt Arnold was killed during a planned night ambush near the village of Dhala, a centre of intense dissident activity. He is commemorated on the Special Boat Service Memorial in Poole and at the National Memorial Arboretum. Sgt Arnold was also a noted racing canoeist, winning several events in the early 1960s, including the Devizes to Westminster Race [2]
 
Sources
[1] AFM ROH
[2] Report published 13 Jul 2010 in the Portsmouth news.
 

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