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Major Con Arnsby

Name: Cornelius Coughlan Edmund Arnsby
Known as: Con
Born: February 27,1897
At: Renmore Barracks, Co. Galway, Ireland
Christened: March 5, 1897
Died: *May 15, 1984
At: 625 Main Road, Dovercourt, Harwich, England
*from Probate Records - may not be the date of death, further research required

Regiment: 1911 joined the Army, Royal Ordinance Corp, then the R.E.M.E. (Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers)
Rank: Major

Retired: February 27, 1952


Grandson of:

  Cpl Edmund Arnsby
  Sgt Major Coughlan, VC

Son of:

  Lt Ned Arnsby

Nephew of:

  S/Sgt Bob Arnsby

Brother of:

   Major Con Arnsby
   Major Ted Arnsby
   Drum Major Arnsby
   Lt. Cyril Arnsby

Father of:

  Lt. Patrick Arnsby

Cousin of:

  Gunner Bobby Arnsby
  Capt. Ted Arnsby
  Joe Arnsby
  Michael/ Fred Arnsby
  Sgt. Eileen Arnsby
  Albert Ford



1941 in the Tropics

February 1941
Back row, 4th from the left. Windsor Castle in the Tropics


Gibraltar War Memorial

The British War Memorial Gibralter
Con Arnsby was the model for the soldier on the top of the memorial.

Con Arnsby, front row, second from the left

Front row, seated, second from the left.

Con in Addis Adaba

Major Con Arnsby
Addis Adaba

Con Arnsby, middle row seated, second from the left

Seated, middle row, second from the left.

Major Con Arnsby

Major Con Arnsby

Major Con Arnsby - 1945


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