Sunday, December 4, 2016

Aubrey Leslie Kendall

Serial Number and Rank:  81, Private
Birth:  Milton 6 July 1895
Bap: 18 August 1895 St Peters and St Paul Milton
Parents:  Walter Thomas Kendall and Amelia Alice Augusta Bristow
Enlisted:  8 February 1916
Next of Kin.  F. Walter Kendall
Service: 4th Battalion, France. RTA 19 October 1918
Marriage: Dorothy Millicent Chaffield, June 1920
Honour Rolls: Milton Church of England
RSL Honour Roll
Milton Town Memorial
Milton Primary School
Notes:  Served on the Ulladulla Municipal Council, member of the Milton Rifle Club, Masonic Lodge and the Milton A & H Show committee.

Aubrey Leslie Kendall served on the Ulladulla Municipal Council, was a member of the Milton Rifle Club, the Masonic Lodge and the Milton A & H Show committee, he also fought in WW1. Born 1895 at Milton, the son of Walter Thomas Kendall and his wife Amelia Alice Augusta nee Bristow. He was working as Bank Clerk at Armidale when he enlisted in February 1916 at the age of 21 years.

Aubrey came home to Melrose Milton nursing the inevitable vaccinated arm in February, and again in early May 1916 he came home again on final leave. He had been assigned to the cyclist corps, whose duties were principally scouting and despatch riding.

He departed for overseas duty with the 3 Divisional Cyclist Battalion aboard HMAT Demosthenes A64 in May 1916 from Sydney. He qualified as a 1st class signalman in England and transferred to the 4th Battalion fighting in France in March 1917. Aubrey was wounded in action in April 1918 with a gunshot to the right leg – knee.

Private Aubrey Kendall was medically discharged in January 1919, after returning to Australia in December 1918 with the 4th Battalion. He married Dorothy Chatfield in June 1920 at Sydney and returned home to Milton. By 1948

Aubrey was affectional known as “Tiny” in 1927 he was living at his brother’s home of Wynella Milton. In 1930 he sold his farm at Milton to his brother Claridge. Kendall. By 1948 Aubrey and Amelia and their family were living at Melrose Milton

Aubrey Name is listed on may local Honour Rolls including the Milton Ulladulla RSL Honour Roll,  Milton Town Memorial, Milton Church of England and Milton Primary School.

Both Kendall homes of Wynella and Melrose still adorn the historic landscape of Milton today.

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