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Eric Montague HYMAN

Date of birth13 July 1885
Place of birthTamworth, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressTamworth Club, Tamworth, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinSister, Mrs A Cohen, Tamworth, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 13 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Light Horse Regiment


Unit: 12th Light Horse
Promotion date: 30 May 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Victoria Cross (Awarded Companion of the Distinguished Service Order)

Refers 31 October 1917.
Recommendation date: 2 November 1917

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No 31938 (11 June 1920); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 72 (2 September 1920).).

FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1919

Distinguished Service Order

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This officer led his squadron at full gallop against an enemy redoubt strongly manned with machine guns and rifles. Though the hostile file was very heavy, yet the charge was so vigorous and determined that the enemy was overrun and his fire silenced, thus enabling the regiment to continue the assault and complete the capture of the objective.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 150
Date: 24 September 1918

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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