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Fantastic news! I’ve just heard that the young Arnold boy won a scholarship at the university to study Engineering. I know his mother Mrs Arnold, she’s a very laborious and serious lady with two sons to be proud of. I wholeheartedly wish him success in his studies and career, he surely has a bright future ahead of him, that Tommy boy! How time flies, I can still remember him running around in shorts running around with his butterfly net and marbles on the corner of our street!

Thomas Arnold and his brother never returned from the Great War that broke out two years after he had enrolled at the University of Leeds:

Arnold, Thomas Reginald. L-Cpl. No. 22726. 93rd Co. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Date of Death: 11-5-1917. Cemetery-Memorial: Arras Memorial. Bay 10 (No. 15/28. Served with 15th West Yorkshire Regiment before transfer to MGC)

Thomas Reginald Arnold, a younger brother of Alfred C. Arnold, won a Scholarship at Leeds University in July 1912. He studied for the B.Sc. Degree in the Department of Fuel and Gas Engineering under Prof. J.W. Cobb. In September 1914 he enlisted in the Leeds Pals (15th West Yorkshire Regiment), and, serving in Egypt and France, was trained as a machine gunner, and made Lance-Corporal. Transferred to the Machine Gun Company of his Brigade, he rendered excellent service, and while serving with the 93rd Machine Gun Company was killed on 11 May 1917. Brother Alfred died of shrapnel wounds serving with 8th West Yorkshire Regiment. 17 July 1916.

Source: http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/memorials/1646-the-university-of-leeds-otc-and-roll-of-honour.html

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