(1886 - 1915)
DATE OF BIRTH:
26th January 1886
YEARS ATTENDED THE COLLEGE:
1900 - 1902
HOME ADDRESS WHEN AT THE COLLEGE:
2 Dalebury Road, Wandsworth Common
13th Battalion, Australian Infantry
DATE OF DEATH:
9th August 1915
AGE AT DEATH:
WHERE HE DIED (or was wounded)
LOCATION OF GRAVE OR MEMORIAL:
Embarkation Pier Cemetery. Sp. Mem. B. 67.
Lieutenant Hubert Hartnell-Sinclair
Born in Croydon on January 26th 1886, Hubert was the son of Charles and Ethel Hartnell-Sinclair. He joined Dulwich in the spring of 1900, not long after his fourteenth birthday, and was a pupil for just over two years. He left in the summer of 1902, having been a member of the Upper 3rd, and shortly afterwards moved out to Sydney, Australia. He would remain in Australia for over a decade, taking a commission in the Australian Commonwealth Forces in March 1914.
That summer, shortly after the declaration of war, Hubert underwent an operation, meaning that he was unable to be part of the first wave of Australian troops sent to Europe. It did not keep him out of action for long, however, and by the end of 1914 he had indeed set sail, by now serving as a Lieutenant in the 13th New South Wales Battalion of the Australian Infantry. The following year he took part in the Gallipoli landings, receiving a slight foot wound that May. In early August, still present at Gallipoli, he was much more seriously wounded, dying from his injuries on August 9th, and was buried at Anzac Beach. He was survived by his widow, Ethel.