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Arnold, Henry Mittleberger
Winnipeg, Manitoba
St. Catharines, Ontario
Died: Feb 23,1900

Commemorated at
Vendusie Drift (Paardeberg) Cemetery, South Africa

Henry Mittleberger Arnold was born about 1860 at St. Catharines, Ontario. While living in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Arnold joined the Canadian Militia attached to the 90th Winnipeg Battalion of Rifles where he fought in the 1885 North-West Rebellion at Fish Creek and Batoche. Arnold went on to serve with the Canadian Militia attached to 2nd (Special Service) Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment of Infantry as a Captain during the Anglo-Boer War in South Africa. Landing in Cape Colony by January 1, 1900 as the first Canadian contingent to South Africa, the Royal Canadian Regiment fought in Canada’s first overseas battle with the Queensland Mounted Infantry against the Boers. By February 18, 1900, “A” Company had advanced to the Modder River in the Orange Free State near Kimberley. Taking part in the Battle of Paardeberg Drift, Captain Henry Mittleberger Arnold died on February 23, 1900 from a wound received three days earlier. Shot in the head by a Boer sniper while surveying enemy lines, Arnold is commemorated at Vendusiedrift Garden of Remembrance, Perdeberg, Xhariep District Municipality, Free State, South Africa. Son of Charles Morgan and Elizabeth Anne (nee Mittleberger) Arnold of St. Catharines; he was 40 years old. "At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them."

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