|Place of birth||Sydney, New South Wales|
|School||James Street State School, Perth, Western Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||East Perth, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Father, W Brindal, Summers Street, East Perth, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Holsworthy, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||20th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/37/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||3487A|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||54th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death||24.1|
|Age at death from cemetery records||24|
|Place of burial||Pheasant Wood Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No 6), Fromelles, Nord, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: W.E. and Ann BRINDAL, Quebec Street, Midland West, Perth, Western Australia. Native of Petersburg, South Australia|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Allotted to and proceeded to 54th from 5th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 14 February 1916; joined 54th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Posted missing, 19/20 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19/20 July 1916'.
Statement, Red Cross File No 531103, 3540 Pte T.R. GREEN, 54th Bn (patient, Wharncliff War Hospital, Sheffield, England), 25 September 1916: 'Informant states that on 21st July at Sailly Pte Brindal was wounded and died the following day. Informant had a letter from Pte Ball, D. Coy, 54th A.I.F. saying that it was hard lines when you had to bury your own pals and that he had buried Brindal.'
Second statement, 3452 Pte G.E. ALLEN, D Company, 54th Bn, 23 January 1917: 'Brindal was killed in an attack on a German trench at Fromelles on July 19th. I saw his body in the German lines. we had to retire[;] his body could not be picked up.'
Note on file: 'No trace Germany. Cert by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'
Originally listed as 'No known grave'; remains identified following discovery of a mass grave in 2009.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BRINDAL Clifton Sydney
Red Cross file 531103