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Full Name: Ernest Alf Hendle
Rank Last Held: Gunner
Forename(s): Ernest Alf
Surname: Hendle
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 2/1792
First Known Rank: Gunner
Next of Kin: Mrs Eliza Agnes Hendle (mother), Kaiwarra, Wellington, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Kaiwarra, New Zealand
Military District: Wellington
Body on Embarkation: 5th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit: Field Artillery
Embarkation Date: 13 June 1915
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 24
Vessel: Maunganui
Destination: Suez, Egypt (24 July - 6 August 1915)
Page on Nominal Roll: 323
Campaigns: Gallipoli
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Field Artillery
Place of Death: Malta to Gallipoli
Date of Death: 18 September 1915
Year of Death: 1915
Cause of Death: Died of disease
Cemetery Name: Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta
Grave Reference: B. XI. 2.
Biographical Notes: Son of William James and Eliza Agnes Hendle, of 2, Pickering Terrace, Kaiwarra, New Zealand. Born at Wellington.
Additional Information: From the spring of 1915, the hospitals and convalescent depots established on the islands of Malta and Gozo dealt with over 135,000 sick and wounded, chiefly from the campaigns in Gallipoli and Salonika, although increased submarine activity in the Mediterranean meant that fewer hospital ships were sent to the island from May 1917.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used: Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
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