Herbert Melbourne CRIDDLE1886 - 1917 (31 years) Has 55 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.
Name Herbert Melbourne CRIDDLE  Relationship with Rodney VOJVODICH Birth 29 Sep 1886 Dongara, Western Australia, Australia Gender Male Military Service Between 1914 and 20 Oct 1917  World War 1 - #5650 : POB Irwin WA : POE Blackboy Hill WA Death 20 Oct 1917 Belgium Memorial 1922 Dongara, Western Australia, Australia Memorial Park, corner Moreton Terrace - Leander Drive Siblings 11 siblings Patriarch & Matriarch Person ID I3425 MyBradyTree | RJS Last Modified 26 Nov 2023
Father James CRIDDLE, b. 19 Aug 1857, Bootenal, Western Australia, Australia d. 11 Mar 1927, Nabawa, Western Australia, Australia (Age 69 years) Mother Emma PELL, b. 21 Jan 1859, Toodyay, Western Australia, Australia d. 9 Nov 1944, Nabawa, Western Australia, Australia (Age 85 years) Marriage 21 Dec 1881 Dongara, Western Australia, Australia
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Reference Number #5194 Family ID F964 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Event Map Click to hide Birth - 29 Sep 1886 - Dongara, Western Australia, Australia Death - 20 Oct 1917 - Belgium Memorial - Memorial Park, corner Moreton Terrace - Leander Drive - 1922 - Dongara, Western Australia, Australia = Link to Google Earth Pin Legend : Address : Location : City/Town : County/Shire : State/Province : Country : Not Set
In Memory of
HERBERT MELBOURNE CRIDDLE
16th Bn., Australian Infantry, A.I.F
who died on
Saturday, 20th October 1917. Age 30.
Additional Information: Son of James and Emma Giddle, of Naraling, Western Australia.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Panel Number: Panel 7 - 17 - 23 - 25 - 27 - 29 - 31
Location: Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk).
Historical Information: The Menin Gate is one of four memorials to the missing in Belgian Flanders which cover the area known as the Ypres Salient. Broadly speaking, the Salient stretched from Langemarck in the north to the northern edge in Ploegsteert Wood in the south, but it varied in area and shape throughout the war. The Salient was formed during the First Battle of Ypres in October and November 1914, when a small British Expeditionary Force succeeded in securing the town before the onset of winter, pushing the German forces back to the Passchendaele Ridge. The Second Battle of Ypres began in April 1915 when the Germans released poison gas into the Allied lines north of Ypres. This was the first time gas had been used by either side and the violence of the attack forced an Allied withdrawal and a shortening of the line of defence. There was little more significant activity on this front until 1917, when in the Third Battle of Ypres an offensive was mounted by Commonwealth forces to divert German attention from a weakened French front further south. The initial attempt in June to dislodge the Germans from the Messines Ridge was a complete success, but the main assault north-eastward, which began at the end of July, quickly became a dogged struggle against determined opposition and the rapidly deteriorating weather. The campaign finally came to a close in November with the capture of Passchendaele. The German offensive of March 1918 met with some initial success, but was eventually checked and repulsed in a combined effort by the Allies in September. The battles of the Ypres Salient claimed many lives on both sides and it quickly became clear that the commemoration of members of the Commonwealth forces with no known grave would have to be divided between several different sites. The site of the Menin Gate was chosen because of the hundreds of thousands of men who passed through it on their way to the battlefields. It commemorates those who died in the Salient before 16 August 1917. Those who died after that date are named on the memorial at Tyne Cot, a site which marks the furthest point reached by Commonwealth forces in Belgium until nearly the end of the war. New Zealand casualties are commemorated at Tyne cot and on memorails at Buttes New British Cemetery and Messines Ridge British Cemetery. The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial now bears the names of more than 54,000 officers and men whose graves are not known. The memorial, designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield with sculpture by Sir William Reid-Dick, was unveiled by Lord Plumer in July 1927.
Reference Darryl Brady. "Herbert Melbourne CRIDDLE". Brady Family Tree in Western Australia. https://www.bradyfamilytree.org/genealogy/getperson.php?personID=I3425&tree=BRADY2008 (accessed December 4, 2023).