BRINDLEY John Henry
Regiment : 18th Battalion Canadian Infantry
Service number : 53087
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action aged 22 on 11th November 1917
Buried : Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium, Panel 10 - 26 - 28.
Relatives : Son of Mrs Sarah Jane Brindley, 54 Tower St., Dudley, Worcestershire, England
Memorial : Dudley War Memorial
Credits : Dudley War Memorial transcribed and researched by Jade Gandy and John Hale. Cathedral Roll of Honour books and all Canadian records researched by Sandra Taylor.
Appears in the Worcester/Worcestershire Roll of Honour Book for army casualties located in Worcester Cathedral.
John Brindley enlisted in the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force on 30th October 1914 at London, Ontario, Canada. On his attestation paper he gave his date of birth as 31st October 1895 in Dudley, Worcestershire, England, his occupation as a clerk and his next of kin as his father, J.H. Brindley, Priory Street, Dudley, Worcestershire, England. The address was later amended to 54 Tower Street, Dudley, Worcestershire and later, to just his mother Mrs Sarah Jane Brindley of the same address. John was 5ft 10 inches tall with a fair complexion, light hair and dark eyes.
On the 18th April 1915 John sailed with his unit from Halifax Canada on the S.S. Grampian, arriving in England on 29th April 1915. After a spell in England he was posted overseas to France, disembarking in Boulogne on 15th September 1915. He was granted 10 days leave from 26th January 1917. John was appointed to Lance Corporal on 5th April 1917 and to Corporal on 2nd May 1917. On 6th May 1917 he was wounded, a report from No 4, No 5 and No 7 Canadian Field Ambulances states this was a gunshot wound to his right eye. He was discharged to duty on 12th May 1917. On 19th June 1917 he was promoted to Lance Sergeant. John was killed in action on 11th November 1917.
National Archives of Canada Reference: RG150, Accession 1992-93/166 Box 1071 – 8
The Canada War Graves Registers (Circumstances of Casualty) records the following information on Lance Sergeant John H. Brindley, 53087:
“Killed in Action” in the vicinity of Passchendaele.
John Brindley has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial.