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Reuben Hunter HINKLEY

Regimental number6128
Place of birthEdenhope, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 9"
Weight155 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Maisey Hinkley c/o Mrs Paterson, 8 Clive Street, West Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 March 1916
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 March 1919
Discharge date24 July 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Reported missing in action, 11 April 1917; subsequently reported captured, Reincourt, 11 April 1917, and prisoner of war, Germany.

Repatriated to England, and arrived, 30 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board Ht 'Euripides', 3 March 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 10 April 1919; discharged (medically unfit: machinew gun bullet, left leg calf), Perth, 24 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HINKLEY Reuben Hunter

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