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William Arnot

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posted on 2024-06-05, 20:04 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

The contributor's father, William Arnot, worked in a warehouse in Edinburgh, before joining the RAF, aged 18. William was based in camps across England: in Leicestershire, Warton and Buckinghamshire, where he guarded German prisoners.

The contributor's uncle, George Arnot, was a baker. George enlisted when the War started, and was in the Catering Corps, mainly based in Italy.

The contributor's other uncle, Jimmy (Jake) Arnot, their father's eldest brother, had fought in the Royal Scots from 1937 until 1945, in Italy, Germany, and Japan. The contributor noted that Jimmy would not talk about his experience of the War.

The three brothers didn't see each other for 7 years during the war.


Item list and details

1. Framed George Arnot 2. William Arnot obituary 3. Jimmy Arnot photography

Person the story/items relate to

William, George, and Jimmy Arnot

Person who shared the story/items

Alexander Archibald Arnot

Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor

The contributor is the son of William Arnot and nephew of George and Jimmy Arnot

Type of submission

Shared at University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh on 25 November 2023.

Record ID

113431 | EDI047