|Place of birth||Singleton, New South Wales|
|School||Superior Public School, Singleton, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Singleton, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Mother, Bridget Kendall, Singleton, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Rank on enlistment||Corporal|
|Unit name||31st Battalion, B Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/48/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on
|Two ships left from Melbourne carrying the 31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D: HMAT A62, 'Wandilla', on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41, 'Bakara', on 5 November 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||31st Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||21|
|Place of burial||Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row F, Grave No 16), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Thomas and Bridget Mary KENDALL, 'Kirmington', Abergeldie Street, Dulwich Hill, New South Wales|
|Family/military connections||Brother: 388 Edward Denis KENDALL, died of disease, 19 January 1916.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Disembarked Suez, ex-HMT 'Wandilla', 7 December 1915.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Reported missing, 19 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 1 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.
Statement, Red Cross File No 1490905, 46 Pte R. GRAY, 31st Bn (patient, No 2 General hospital (Quai)), 1 February 1917: 'One of my mates by name Sgt. MacDougall 31st A.I.F. B Co. still with his unit told me that the last he saw of Cpl. Kendall [he] was having a bayonet fight with a German in the second line of german trenches at Fleurbaix.'
Second statement, Sergeant H.A. McDougall, 8th T[raining] B[attalion], 1 March 1917: 'Cpl. Kendall was in my platoon and the last I saw of him was late in the afternoon beyond the German trenches, he was quite alright at that time ... I am convinced in my own mind that he was killed, as his name does not appear in the list of Prisoners of War.'
Third statement, 2887 Pte M. BALDING, 31st Bn (patient, Northants War Hospital, Duston, England), 20 October 1916: 'Informant states that on July 19th 1916 at Fleurbaix he saw Cpl Kendall hung up on the barbed wire dead. He was about 10 yards away. It was just daylight in the early morning. Informant was an eye-witness. The ground was held at the time.'
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalOriginally listed as 'No Known Grave' and commemorated at V.C. Corner (Panel No 3), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles; subsequently (2010) identified, and interred in the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, France.
|Miscellaneous details||Mother's address subsequently 'Kirmington', Abergeldie Street, Dulwich, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, KENDALL Hassall Marsden Harding
Red Cross file 1490905