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Samuel HINES

Regimental number3799
Place of birthMarnoo, Victoria
SchoolMarnoo State School, Marnoo, Victoria
AddressMarnoo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, R Hines, Marnoo, Victoria
Enlistment date5 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Great courage and daring, enabling valuable services to be rendered. (East of Ypres)'
Recommendation date: 11 October 1917

FateKilled in Action 24 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 3), Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Catherine HINES, Marnoo, Victoria

Military Medal

'On 4/5th October, 1917, during the operations at BROODSEINDE RIDGE east of YPRES, this N.C.O. displayed great courage and daring in capturing a strong point and taking nine prisoners. He also assisted in the taking of a Strong Point to the left of the crater by attacking it from the left flank with his party. When the final objective was reached he showed great judgment in selecting a position and constructing a strong point.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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