|Place of birth||London, England|
|School||Ilford School, Essex, England|
|Age on arrival in Australia||22|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||25|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs H M Sayer, Stonefield, Worcester Park, Surrey, England|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Traralgon, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||24th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/41/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||1553|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||59th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)||*Lyndale spelt Tyndale|
|Place of death or wounding||Polygon Wood, Ypres, Belgium|
|Age at death||28|
|Age at death from cemetery records||28|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 29), Belgium
The Menin Gate Memorial (so named because the road led to the town of Menin) was constructed on the site of a gateway in the eastern walls of the old Flemish town of Ypres, Belgium, where hundreds of thousands of allied troops passed on their way to the front, the Ypres salient, the site from April 1915 to the end of the war of some of the fiercest fighting of the war.
The Memorial was conceived as a monument to the 350,000 men of the British Empire who fought in the campaign. Inside the arch, on tablets of Portland stone, are inscribed the names of 56,000 men, including 6,178 Australians, who served in the Ypres campaign and who have no known grave.
The opening of the Menin Gate Memorial on 24 July 1927 so moved the Australian artist Will Longstaff that he painted 'The Menin Gate at Midnight', which portrays a ghostly army of the dead marching past the Menin Gate. The painting now hangs in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at the entrance of which are two medieval stone lions presented to the Memorial by the City of Ypres in 1936.
Since the 1930s, with the brief interval of the German occupation in the Second World War, the City of Ypres has conducted a ceremony at the Memorial at dusk each evening to commemorate those who died in the Ypres campaign.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: John and Henrietta SAYER, Bridge Way, Felpham Road, Bognor, England. Native of London. Second given name spelt Tyndale|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Proceeded from Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 30 August 1915. Disembarked Alexandria, 10 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Transferred to 59th Bn, Ferry Post, 4 April 1916.
Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 29 June 1916. Appointed Driver, 28 July 1916.
Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, 26 November 1916 (hysteria); discharged to unit, 30 November 1916; rejoined unit, 1 December 1916.
Reverted to Private, 15 April 1917.
Detached to 5th Army Rest Camp, 27 May 1917; rejoined unit, 12 June 1917.
On furlough in United Kingdom, 7 August 1917; rejoined unit, 18 August 1917.
Killed in action (shell bursting, Polygon Wood, Belgium), 26 September 1917.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal