33rd INFANTRY BATTALION. New South Wales Irish Rifles.
Sergeant: 2 Alfred GENDLE.
Born: abt 1866 • Tavistock, 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.
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