Native to Richmond New South Wales, Arthur Kindred was born to Mary and Charles Kindred. On the 3rd of August 1915, at the age of 22, he gallantly enlisted his services to the Australian Army. The HMAT Port Lincoln A17 set sail from Sydney on the 13th of October 1915, Arthur embarked this ship to join his regiment, the 4th Infantry Battalion. During his time serving for Australia he was shot in his left thigh. He was immediately admitted to the Gloucester Military Hospital. Soon after that he was transferred to the Australian Hospital in Haberfield. Many life changing events took place in Arthur’s life during his service, one of the most significant moments happens to be his marriage to Edith Beatrice Keppie (Mrs. E.B. Kindred). Their wedding took place in Langside Parish Church, Glasgow on the 26th of June 1919.


By Anurati Krishnamurthy, Volunteer, Parramatta City Council Heritage Centre, 2015