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Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) 96th Company
Service No: 22330

John Arnott grave





Personal details

Family Information

Son of William (30/05/1852-10/07/1917) and Mary Duncan Arnott (1857-17/02/1905) of 48 Whifflet St, Coatbridge, Father William was ex Baillie. John had 4 brothers and 6 sisters. From the 1901 Census - Address - 48 Whifflet St, Coatbridge - William Arnott 48, Mary Arnott 44, Mary Sharp Arnott 24 (1877-02/05/1945), David Arnott 22 (01/04/1878- ), Jane Pollock Arnott 20 (1881-1917), Andrew Duncan Arnott 18 (13/10/1882-13/01/1946), Cecilia Whyte Arnott 16 (1885-04/04/1983), William Munro Arnott 14 (1886- ), Elizabeth Thomson Arnott 12 (1889- /01/1968), John Arnott 11, Annie Arnott 9 (28/08/1891–1906), Thomas W Arnott 7 (1894–04/08/1942) , Margaret S G Arnott 4 (1897–1977). From the 1891 Census - Address - 48 Whifflet St, Coatbridge - William Arnott aged 38 ,Mary Arnott aged 34, Mary Sharp Arnott aged 14, David Arnott aged 13, Jane Pollock Arnott aged 10, Andrew Duncan Arnott aged 8, Cecilia Whyte Arnott aged 5, William Munro Arnott aged 4, Elizabeth Thomson Arnott aged 2, John Arnott aged 1, servant Mary Murray aged 18.

Born / Resided

48 Whifflet St, Coatbridge / 48 Whifflet St, Coatbridge.


Died of Wounds on the 02/12/1916 at the 20th or 43rd Casualty Clearing Stations received at the Battle of Ancre


Newcastle Race Course with Royal Engineers


Civil Engineer with Robert Addie and Sons, Rosehall, Coatbridge.



Buried / Remembered

Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery (III. H. 14), Saulty, Pas de Calais, France.

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The site of the cemetery was chosen in May 1916. It was used from June 1916 to May 1917 by the 20th and 43rd Casualty Clearing Stations, in February 1917 by the 1/1st South Midland, and from April to June 1917 by the 32nd. The whole of plots VII, VIII, IX and X were filled in April and May 1917, the months of the Battles of Arras. From June 1917, the cemetery was practically unused until the fighting of May and June 1918, when field ambulances buried in it. After the Armistice the cemetery was increased by graves brought in from other small cemeteries. The cemetery now contains 1,266 Commonwealth burials of the First World War. There are also 29 German and two French war graves.

Additional Information

John arrived in France on the 22/11/1915. John was formerly with the 13th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers (841). Grave photo donated by Mick McCann at John is also remembered at the Family Plot in Old Monkland Cemetery (see photos x 3). See photos for John's Medal Index Card, his Newspaper clippings x 2, his Service Medal and Award Rolls, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his CWGC Grave Registration x 2, his Headstone Report x 2, Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, his previous Regiment the Northumberland Fusiliers Cap Badge and the Machine Gun Corps Cap Badge.

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