Military Medal, George V, bareheaded bust in Field Marshal’s uniform,
impressed: 113062 CPL. E. ARLINGTON. 4/CAN: MTD: RIF:
Edward Arlington was born on 20th September 1880 in London, England. He joined the 8th C.M.R. CEF on 24th July 1915 having seen previous service of eighteen months in the Imperial Yeomanry, nine months in the Imperial Light Horse and eleven months in the Royal Artillery. Four days previously he had married Settie Chase at Kingston, Ontario. He was a musician (pianist) by occupation, papers refer to being a Journalist also. He landed in France with the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles on 30th January 1916. While in the field he received a stab wound to his back on 28th April 1916 from which he recovered. On 1st October 1916 while taking the Regina Trench, he received a pistol shot wound to the right cheek and was hit by bomb shrapnel on his right shoulder causing almost complete loss of movement of the right arm. He was discharged from service on 31st October 1917 due to the injury and he died on 9th April 1936 in hospital at York, Ontario of carcinoma. He had additionally married Angeline "Anna" Elizabeth Carson on 1st August 1933, in Toronto, his occupation at that time was given as an "Artist". His parents were Arthur and Ann Elizabeth Arlington.
Copy of his Service Record is available online for free at Library & Archives Canada. (Can also provide a hard copy if required for a bit more postage cost).