This biography has been assembled from public sources, a list of which follows the biography.
Henry William Thomas Linder (Harry) was born on 11 April 1918 in Albury, NSW, the son of Nellie Elizabeth and Johann Samuel Lindner.
He married Frances Ethel Hutson (1918-1991) in Albury on 12 August 1939, and the couple had two children, Raymond and Gordon.
By 1943, Harry and Frances were living in Camberwell North, Victoria where he worked as an assembler.
Mr Lindner enlisted in the RAAF as Aircraftman 1 on 13 July 1943 and went to train as a mechanic at Shepparton, Victoria. On 14 August 1943, he was sent to 4 School of Technical Training (4STT) at Adelaide, SA, before heading off to 1 Engineering School (1ES) in Ascot Vale, Vic.
On 31 March 1944, he was posted to 67 Squadron at Laverton, Vic and on 15 July 1944 was assigned the job of photographer. On 1 October 1944, Harry was promoted to Leading Aircraftman.
On 5 January 1945, he was posted to 1 Personnel Depot (1PD) at Melbourne, and on 6 February 1945 was transferred to 2 Reserve Personnel Pool (2RPP) at 54 Mile in the Northern Territory and attached to 79 Squadron.
79 Squadron was sent to Morotai, on 13 March 1945. Morotai was an island in the Netherlands East Indies, which had been invaded by the Japanese. Pulau Morotai is now part of Indonesia. LAC Lindner was transferred to 3RPP on Morotai on 15 June 1945 before returning to 1PD in Melbourne on 24 August 1945. On 14 September 1945, he returned to civilian life, being discharged on compassionate grounds.
By 1949, Harry and Frances Lindner were living in Traralgon, where he worked as a salesman for some years, possibly at Traralgon Auto Sales, becoming a sales manager around 1968.
By 1977, they had moved to Lakes Entrance, Vic, where they appear to have spent their retirement. Frances passed away on 15 November 1991, and Harry on 14 January 1993.
- Australian Electoral Rolls via Ancestry.com
- New South Wales Government Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages
- Trove - 1952 'Advertising', Morwell Advertiser (Morwell, Vic. : 1888 - 1954) , 26 June, p. 3. , viewed 24 Jul 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66134831
- National Archives of Australia - https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/DetailsReports/ItemDetail.aspx?Barcode=5344385&isAv=N