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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Tindle, Henry (4106)

Place of Birth: Sunderland, England

Age: 26 years 3 months

Enlistment Details: Monday, 17 May 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 4106            view online service record

118 Evans Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
William Trindle (father)
36 West Sunnie Side
Sunderland, England

Embarkation Details:
Date: Wednesday, 22 September 1915
Ship: HMAT Malakuta A57
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 2nd Field Artillery Brigade – 7th Reinforcements

RTA: Wednesday, 9 July 1919
Discharged: Tuesday, 4 November 1919

Henry was an active member of the Ross Street Baptist Church congregation. He played for the Baptist Football Club who gave him and fellow player, Hugh Ross, a parade at the church on Sunday, 16 May 1915.

1915 ‘Warwards.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 22 May, p. 2, viewed 30 April, 2015,

1915 ‘WARWARDS.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 12 June, p. 2, viewed 29 May, 2015,

Henry was given a send-off by Mr & Mrs Schaefer of Evans Street on Thursday 29 May 1915. A number of his friends attended. He had come to Australia around 1912 and had worked as a boilermaker at Robison Bros, Engineers for about 12 months before taking up a position with the Railway Department at the North Melbourne car and waggon shop in 1913. At lunchtime on Wednesday 28 May 1915, his workmates presented him with an engraved watch.

His friend, Hugh Ross, contracted pneumonia while in camp and was not able to embark for the front with Henry.

1915 ‘Send-Off to Soldier.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 7 August, p. 2, viewed 30 April, 2015,

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