1914 Star & original bar (Bmbdr., R.G.A.); B.W.M. & V.M. (Cpl., R.A.); Jubilee 1935 (engraved "Henry George Tindall, P.C. 129, Brighton Police"). Mtd as worn. Toned. With full details - he was born in Hastings in 1888 and died in Brighton in 1970 aged 82. With M.I.C. - to France on 21/8/14 with 31st Heavy Bty. R.G.A.; later served with R.A.S.C. (M.T.); clasp and roses issued on 30/1/20. The 31st Heavy Bty. went to France with the 4th Division and was amongst the first troops to arrive there. It was equipped with 60-pdr guns and fought at Mons, the Marne, the Aisne and First Ypres. His service papers are at the National Archives - Henry George Tindall was born at Halton, Hastings, and was a grocer aged 18 when he enlisted in the R.G.A. at Hastings on 12/8/04; he later served in Ireland and India. He was posted to the Army Reserve on 20/2/12, a Bmbdr. with No. 72 Heavy Bty. R.G.A. - "conduct exemplary, a thoroughly reliable man"; he wanted to join the Police - "good horseman, fine physique" - and was recommended by his C.O. in India. He was recalled in 1914 and served in France with the R.G.A. until 3/10/15 when he transferred to the A.S.C. (M.T.) as he was noted as a motor driver. He served with the G.H.Q. 3rd Echelon, the 5th Motor Ambulance Column, etc., and was discharged back to Brighton Police in 1920. The papers contain a letter dated 10/9/14 from his wife in Frederick Street, Brighton, to R.G.A. Records stating that she is worried about him as she had not heard from him for three weeks and asking for information. He rejoined the Brighton Police and served until the late 1930s; he and his wife then took employment (presumably as chauffeur and housekeeper) with a wealthy retired businessman, William Richard Buckner, who lived at Trodez House, St. Ouens, Jersey. The Buckners and Tindalls sailed together from Southampton to Dominica on the "Colombie" on 16/1/48. Buckner and Tindall and their wives were deported to Germany in the first group of deportees in 1942 and were interned at Biberach - further details of the deportations are online listing the recipient and his wife.
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