Sergeant: 2 Alfred GENDLE.

33rd INFANTRY BATTALION. New South Wales Irish Rifles.

Sergeant: 2 Alfred GENDLE.

Born: abt 1866Tavistock, Devon, England.

Married: 1895. Armidale, New South Wales, Australia. Marriage Cert:2640/1895.

Wife: Lydia S Gendle. nee: Reeves. (1869-1942) Died at Armidale. Death Cert:15377/1942.

Died: 30th August 1927. Armidale, New South Wales, Australia. Death Cert:13501/1927.

Father: Samuel Gendle. 



Alfred enlisted with the 33rd Infantry Battalion in abt 1902. Edward was the second man to enlist with the Battalion his service number was 2. He was serving with the 33rd Infantry Battalion at Armidale, N.S.W. with the rank of Sergeant and would have been a member of the AIF recruitment staff helping to raise and train men to serve during World War 1 with the 33rd Battalion AIF.

Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. No: 176. 7th September 1922. Page 1326.

Alfred was presented with the Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal on the 7th of September 1922 with the rank was Sergeant. He received his long service medal with Warrant Officer 1st class: 1 Charles Edward FIELDHOUSE. Sergeant: 2 Alfred GENDLE. 33rd Battalion and Sergeant: 3 Edward John LOCKYER. 33rd Battalion. All were members of the 33rd Battalion, 2nd Military District. The Colonial Auxiliary Forces Medal was instituted by Queen Victoria for service in the colonies. The medal was issue to volunteer forces and only 1199 medals were issued to Australians. The issue of this medal ceased during the reign of King George the 5th.

Family Information

6th March 1925.
Mr. A. Gendle, ganger in the employ of the Armidale Municipal Council, underwent an operation in the Armidale Hospital on Tuesday. From latest inquiries he was doing as well as could be expected.
31st August 1927. 
The death occurred suddenly on Tuesday, at mid-day of Mr. Alfred Gendle, for thirty-one years an employee of the Armidale City Council, whom he served faithfully and well. Some time ago he strained himself, and had to retire from active work. The Council was so pleased with his honest work that they retained his services in an advisory capacity. He was head ganger for many years. He leaves a widow and two children Eva and Ernie to mourn their loss. The deceased was 62 years of age.
3rd September 1927.
The funeral of the late Mr. Alfred Gendle, who died suddenly at his residence on Tuesday took place, on
Wednesday, the remains being interred in the Methodist Cemetery. The Rev. R. J. Williams officiated. The cortege included several aldermen of the Armidale. City Council, for whom the late Mr. Gendle worked for thirty-one years; the Town Clerk (Mr. F. W.Milner); and members of the outside staff. Many exquisite floral tributes testified to the esteem and respect in which deceased was held by all sections of the community. Piddingtons carried out the funeral arrangements.


Armidale Cemetery

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