Herbert Melbourne CRIDDLE

Male 1886 - 1917  (31 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document    Has 55 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Herbert Melbourne CRIDDLE  [1
    Relationshipwith Rodney VOJVODICH
    Born 29 Sep 1886  Dongara, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service Between 1914 and 20 Oct 1917  [2
    World War 1 - #5650 : POB Irwin WA : POE Blackboy Hill WA 
    Died 20 Oct 1917  Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Memorial 1922  Dongara, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Memorial Park, corner Moreton Terrace - Leander Drive 
    Patriarch & Matriarch
    Robert CROTHOLE,   b. UNKNOWN,   d. DECEASED  (10 x Great Grandfather) 
    Anne UNKNOWN,   b. UNKNOWN,   d. Nov 1812, Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (2 x Great Grandmother) 
    Person ID I3425  MyBradyTree | RJS
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2020 

    Father Ancestors James CRIDDLE,   b. 19 Aug 1857, Bootenal, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1927, Nabawa, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Emma PELL,   b. 21 Jan 1859, Toodyay, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1944, Nabawa, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 21 Dec 1881  Dongara, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • School House
    Reference Number #5194 
    Children 12 children 
    Family ID F964  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Sep 1886 - Dongara, Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Oct 1917 - Belgium Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMemorial - Memorial Park, corner Moreton Terrace - Leander Drive - 1922 - Dongara, Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • http://yard.ccta.gov.uk/cwgc/register.nsf

      In Memory of
      HERBERT MELBOURNE CRIDDLE
      Private
      5650
      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.

      Commemorative Information
      Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
      Grave Reference/
      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. (2020, September 22). Herbert Melbourne CRIDDLE. Brady Family Tree in Western Australia. Retrieved from https://www.bradyfamilytree.org/genealogy/getperson.php?personID=I3425&tree=BRADY2008

  • Sources 
    1. [S933] Irwin District Historical Society. Location: http://www.irwinhistory.org.au/;. Person Code: IRPE1477.

    2. [S941] Web Site. http://ww1wa.gravesecrets.net/c.html.


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    Sharon Brindal (Geraldton, Australia) says...
    I believe I have an original photograph(postcard) of Herbert Melbourne Criddle in his WW1 uniform. He was my grandfathers brother. It is hard to distinguish the signature but has been in my family for decades. I think it reads Melb.
    Ifyou would like a clopy I can scan and send. I will research further and try to confirm.
    24th May 2015 4:12pm
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