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McIndoe-A-C-Pte-4658

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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918

 

McIndoe A C     Pte    4658    Alexander Campbell               7 Inf Bn    20    Labourer    Single    Pres       

Address:    Essendon, Waverley St, 16   

Next of Kin:    McIndoe, J A, father, 16 Waverley St, Essendon   

Enlisted:    16 Jul 1915       

Embarked:     A32 Themistocles 28 Jan 1916   

 

Relatives on Active Service:

McIndoe-R-J-Driver-19927  brother

McIndoe-W-Pte-5886 brother

 

Taken on Strength of the 60th Bn, 3/4/1916.

 

Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Mclndoe, of Waverley street, have received information that their son, Private Campbell McIndoe, has been severely wounded in France, and is now in Chatham Military Hospital, England.

 

No Title. (1916, August 31). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 5 Edition: Morning.. Retrieved February 5, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74593986

 

Mentioned in this publication: 

World War I Diaries of Sergeant Jim Osborn, The.  Designed and published by Julie Cattlin, Melbourne, 2010.   pp  129, 133.

 

Extract from Osborn's Diary, p 129

"Saturday 17 October 1916

After I was dressed a couple of Australian chaps came over and had a talk to me  One chaps name is Wade.  He ..... is a nephew of Wade, the Premier of New South Wales.........

 

The other chap's name is McIndoe and he comes from around about Essendon. He is in the 60th Battalion.  He is known as Feathers among the patients as he wears a plume in his hat.

 

All the patients able to walk were issued with passes at 10  am, and the pass expires at 6 pm.   McIndoe, Wade and a few more chaps sleep in a small hut just over the road.  It is called The Annexe.  They come over here for their meals and dressings of they have any.  A lot of patients are sent over thereto sleep when they are nearly convalescent.

 

They were telling me that the borrow putties and wind them round their grey trousers and wear a military overcoat, and after filling their beds with pillows and other articles, and covering the things up well with the bed clothes, they go out for a walk at night.  The night sister visits the place at night."

 

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