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Frederick Dudley William SINDEL

Frederick Dudley William SINDEL

Per his military service record (Depot), Frederick Dudley William Sindel was born at Nowra, N.S.W.[1]  He signed his name as Fred Sindel. He gave his age as 21 years and 8 months, his marital status as single, and his occupation as potter.  His description on his Certificate of medical examination was height 5 feet 6 inches tall, weight 10 stone, with a dark complexion, brown eyes, and dark hair.  His religious denomination was Church of England.  He claimed that he had previous military service in the 29 Infantry Liverpool.

He gave his postal address as Harrison Street, Ultimo, on his initial Application to Enlist in the Australian Imperial Force form.

His next of kin on his Attestation Paper was listed his brother, William Sindel, Dargan Street, Glebe, N.S.W.

“Ned Sindel” was reported as having joined the Coo-ees in Blayney in The Bathurst Times on 28th October 1915.[2]

He completed his medical examination, and was attested by Captain A. C. Eade, at Blayney on 27th October 1915 (the day the Coo-ees marched from Blayney to Bathampton).

After completing the Coo-ee March he went to Liverpool Camp as reinforcement for the 13th Battalion.

Private Sindel went absent without leave on 27th and 31st January 1916, and also the 1st of February 1916.

The discharge paper in his file records that on 18th February 1916 Private Sindel was discharged from the A.I.F. at his ‘wife’s request’.[3]



[2] WESTERN NEWS (1915, October 28). The Bathurst Times (NSW : 1909 – 1925), p. 3. Retrieved November 10, 2018, from

[3] NSW BDM Index, Marriage, 233/1916 SINDEL FREDERICK D W HORSEY ETHEL SYDNEY. He married on 6 January 1916, according to the Mid North Coast Pioneers website