ARNOLD, Norman

















British Home Child Norman Arnold was born 2 April 1892, Hackney, London, England, son of Elizabeth and Hurley Arnold.  Private Arnold arrived in 1901 aboard the 'Numidian' with Barnrado Homes where he became a Lodger in the household of Frances Johnston in Lindsay, Victoria-Haliburton, Ontario, Canada. 















The following records have been discerned for Private Norman Arnold by Jennifer Layne for the BHCARA British Home Child Registry.

England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
Name: Norman Arnold
Registration Year: 1892
Registration Quarter: Apr-May-Jun
Registration district: Hackney
Inferred County: London
Volume: 1b
Page: 521

England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837-1915
Name: Elizabeth Arnold
Registration Year: 1898
Registration Quarter: Jul-Aug-Sep
Registration district: Wandsworth
Inferred County: London
Volume: 1d
Page: 1399
Spouse:  Joseph Benjamin Edgington


1901 English Census records place Norman Arnold in the National Incorporated Waifs Association in Mile End Old Town, London, England.  Norman was 9 years of age, born in 1892 in Hackney, London, England.  He was attending school.


1901 English Census records place the family of Elizabeth (34) and Joseph Edgington (49) in Battersea, Wandsworth, London, England.  In residence were daughters Blanche (14), Sarah (12) and Dorothy (10 months).  Joseph worked as a General Labourer by trade.


Library and Archives Canada
Item: Norman ARNOLD
Given Name(s): Norman
Surname: ARNOLD
Age: 9
Gender: M
Ship: NUMIDIAN
Port of Departure: Liverpool
Port of Arrival: Quebec
Date of Arrival: 1901-07-20
Year of Arrival: 1901
Party: Barnardo Homes
Comments: Large party of Dr. Barnardo's children, 239 to Toronto, 68 to Winnipeg, 20 to Russell, Manitoba and 3 to Peterborough, Ontario.
Type of Records: Passenger Lists
Microfilm Reel Number: T-480
Children travelling together: Q01AS
Source: Library and Archives Canada
Reference: RG 76 C1a
Item Number: 52183

UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960
Name: Norman Arnold
Gender: Male
Age: 9
Birth Date: abt 1892
Departure Date: 18 Jul 1901
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Destination Port: Quebec, Canada
Ship Name: Numidian
Shipping line: Allan Line
Master: Wm Main


1911 Canadian Census records place Norman Arnold in Lindsay, Victoria-Haliburton, Ontario, Canada as a Lodger in the household of Frances Johnston.  Norman was 21 years of age, born Aug, 1890.  He had immigrated from England in 1901.


1911 English Census records place married Elizabeth Edgington (44) as a visitor in the household of Jame and George Thompson at 40 Trewint Street, Wandsworth, London, England.  Elizabeth is a Charwoman by trade.  In residence are her daughters Dorthey Elizabeth (10) and Ethel May (7).  Elizabeth notes she has born 3 living children, two are living and 1 is deceased.


Ups and Downs Magazine for Barnardo Homes, published in Canada noted the following publications:

ARNOLD Norman Donation 1903 April 2 9

To the homes since last issue - up to 27 April. Gene CS88 A1 U68, reel 3

ARNOLD Norman Enlisted in Overseas Canadian Forces 1916 July 3 19 11

Arrived from England in 1901.  

Attestation papers were signed 26 May 1915 in Peterborough, Ontario.  Norman Arnold was born 2 Apr 1891 in Wandsworth, England.  He was a Fireman by trade.  His Next of Kin was Mrs. Elizabeth Edgington of 1 East Hill, Wandsworth London, England.  That address was corrected to 1 Tonsley Road, East Hill, Wandsworth, London, England.  5'6 1/2" in height with grey coloured eyes and dark brown hair.  His religion was noted as Presbyterian.

Commonwealth War Graves Registers and Circumstances of Casualty states that Norman Died of Wounds.  After suffering from gunshot wounds his left leg was amputated below the knee and he suffered a fractured right tibia.  He died at No. 7 Canadian General Hospital in Etaples, France.  He was buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Etaples, Nord Pas de Calais, France.  Grave XX. H. 5.

Next of Kin was his Mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Edgington (Previously Mrs. Hurley Arnolds) of  Alma Road, East Hill, Wandsworth, London, England.  His family had an inscription added to his grave: "Ever in our thoughts In loving memory Mother & Sisters."

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