|Arnold||Alfred James||Lieutenant||He was born in Manchester 10 April, 1866, third son of Alfred R Arnold, and Durnvilia, daughter of W J Taaffe, County Dublin. He was educated at a private school, and at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. He enlisted in the 5th Dragoon Guards, 1886; was gazetted Second Lieutenant, 3rd Hussars, 1893; joined the Royal Niger Constabulary in 1894; commanded the same from 1895 to 1899; commanded troops throughout the Niger Sudan Campaign operations of 1895-96; battles of Egbon, Bida and Ilorin, 1897; was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 11 June, 1897]; promoted to Captain and Brevet Major; received the Medal and clasp, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 15 June, 1897]: "Alfred James Arnold, Lieutenant, 3rd Hussars, commanding the Forces of the Royal Niger Company, In recognition of services during the Sudan Campaign". He became Captain, 3rd Dragoon Guards, 3 March 1898. He served on the Niger, 1899; Expedition to Siama; promoted to Major, and given the Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel, 8 July 1899. For his services in the Transvaal War of 1901 he was mentioned in Despatches 7 March, 1899, and received the Medal with clasp. He was given the Brevet of Colonel 8 July 1905. Colonel A J Arnold retired 14 November 1906. He was Inspecteur-General d'Exploitation, Mozambique Company, East Africa, 1899-1913. Commanded 20th Battalion Manchester Regt, 1914-15, and 1st VB Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 1915-19. Mentioned for services in Great War, 1918; created Commander of the Order of the British Empire 1 January 1919. Colonel Arnold was an FRGS. His favourite recreations were cricket, tennis and golf.|
CBE (1st, Mil), DSO, East & West Africa (1) Niger 1897 (Lt Col He DSO), QSA (1) Rhod (Lt Col 3DG), BWM. Glendining Dec 90 £4-5k (estimate).
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
|3rd (The King's Own) Hussars|