Family History Notebook

Henry Oliver Swindale

Son of Robert Swindale and Margaret Ann Ross, born on the 1st of June 1905 in Newcastle upon Tyne

Married Veronica?



Died May 1955 in New South Wales, Australia

Person ID 05291


0    Text in red represents information obtained from the internet (family trees etc) which I have not yet confirmed.

1    The age at death on find a grave does not match the birth certificate or the WWII military records but it is unlikely that there were two Henry Oliver Swindales of such similar ages in Australia.

2    The address on the passenger list #e is that of Henry's parents in 1911.


a)    1911 UK census    Living with his parents in Elswick.
        1926    Emigrated to Australia

b)    The birth of  Henry Oliver Swindale was registered in the third quarter of 1905 in the Newcastle-upon-Tyne district (FreeBMD 10b 54)

c)    Australia, World War II Military Service Records, 1939-1945 [database on-line]. 

Name: Henry Oliver Swindale
Birth Date: 1 Jun 1905
Birth Place: Newcastle England
Year Range: 1939 - 1948
Enlistment Place: Area 29a Victoria
Service Number: V508956
Next of Kin: Veronica Swindale

d)    FindAGrave
Name: Henry Oliver Swindale
Birth Date: 1902
Death Date: May 1955
Cemetery: Field of Mars Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: East Ryde, Ryde City, New South Wales, Australia
Plot: Portion: Mth - Sec 2 - Old Plot: 819 D

e)     UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 [database on-line with images]

Name: Henry Swindale
Gender: Male
Age: 19
Birth Date: abt 1906
Address: 313, Westmorland Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Occupation: Clerk
Departure Date: 12 May 1925
Port of Departure: London, England
Destination Port: Melbourne, Australia
Ship Name: Esperance Bay

f)    Australia Electoral Rolls
Melbourne 1949    Henry Oliver Swindale, 14 Morrison pl., Soldier
West Sydney 1954     Henry Oliver Swindale, 194 Elizabeth Street, Cleaner