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Eric Stanley HINGSTON

Regimental number853
Place of birthMoltema, Tasmania
SchoolMoltema State School, Tasmania
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressMoltema, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Edmund Tasman Hingston, Moltema, Tasmania
Enlistment date1 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 14 May 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialStrand Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 3), Ploegsteert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
132
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edmund and Fanny HINGSTON, Moltema, Tasmania
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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