1870–1941

Introduction

Born: June 17, 1870, New­cas­tle, New South Wales, Aus­tral­ia.

Died: May 1, 1941, Mel­bourne, Aus­tral­ia.

Buried: Box Hill Ce­me­te­ry, Box Hill, Vic­tor­ia, Aus­tral­ia.

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Biography

Arthur was the son of bak­er and Me­tho­dist Sun­day school su­per­in­ten­dent Will­iam Ar­nott.

He joined the Sal­va­tion Ar­my in New­cas­tle. In 1898, he was ap­point­ed as pri­vate sec­re­ta­ry to Com­man­dant Her­bert Booth, who as at the time Ter­ri­tor­i­al Com­man­der for Aus­tral­ia and New Zea­land.

Arnott lat­er served as di­rect­or of the Mel­bourne Sub­scrib­ers’ De­part­ment, Men’s So­cial Sec­re­ta­ry (1906–12), Spe­cial Ef­forts Sec­re­ta­ry (1912–21 & 1933–35), and as Young Peo­ple’s Sec­re­ta­ry (1921–33).

He re­tired as a col­o­nel in 1935 to live in Can­ter­bu­ry, Vic­tor­ia.

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