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Edward HYNDS

Regimental number2771
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMechanic
AddressDevonport, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, James Hynds, Devonport, Tasmania
Previous military service91st Infantry
Enlistment date9 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 6 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At RIBEMONT, MERICOURT and HEILLY on 24th April, 1918, this man rendered excellent service in connection with the maintenance of communications during a heavy hostile bombardment of villages and battery areas with H.E. and gas shell which commenced at 4 a.m. and continued up until mid-day. In repairing communications he was compelled to pass through heavy enemy shell fire and through wooded areas in the valley of the ANCRE full of gas. He succeeded in re establishing communication between Brigade Headquarters and forward units although suffering from the effects of gas. In his work throughout the period he showed great determination and displayed a total disregard for danger.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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