Conrad Lindsay TINDALL

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Conrad Lindsay TINDALL

Private Conrad Tindall
4th Battalion, The Australian Imperial Force

Born in 1891, Conrad was working as a stationhand for the Perrott Estate when he joined the 4th Battalion of the Australian Imperial Forec at Armidale, New South Wales in October 1916.

He was quickly sent to France by troopship. Wounded more than once in the thick of the fighting, in September 1918, he suffered a very serious injury which led to the amputation of his left leg.

It was while Conrad was being cared for at the 2nd Australian Auxiliary Hospital in West London, after his amputation, that he contributed to the work on the St Paul’s altar frontal. By May 1919, he was well enough to return to Australia on the hospital ship Karoola. His injury meant that his previous work as a station hand was no longer a possibility for him, but he was able to find clerical work. His injuries took a terrible toll on him and he died at a relatively young age in 1948.

Private Tindall was the son of an Australian artist called Charles Tindall. One of the paintings which the Government of New South Wales keeps in its collection in the art gallery in Sydney is one called ‘Returned From The War’ which may be a painting of the hospital ship Karoola. According to his son’s service record, Conrad, badly injured, had been brought back to Australia on the ship Karoola.

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Tindall, Private Conrad Lindsay - returned from War painting
Tindall, Private Conrad Lindsay - papers 1
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