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
Location: 
Age: 
26
Cemetery/Memorial: 

Sgt. David Arnold was killed during operations in Aden.

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. [Sources: AFM ROH / Portsmouth news website ]
 

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