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Arthur Eugene HYNES

Regimental number699
Place of birthAllendale Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationTilelayer
Address88 Grant Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Michael Hynes, 88 Grant Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D sailed on two ships, HMAT A62 Wandilla, 9th November 1915 from Melbourne, and HMAT A41 Bakara, 5 November 1915, from Melbourne. It is not possible to tell from the Embarkation Roll on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D sailed on two ships, HMAT A62 Wandilla, 9th November 1915 from Melbourne, and HMAT A41 Bakara, 5 November 1915, from Melbourne. It is not possible to tell from the Embarkation Roll on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 May 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'On 30th August 1918, near Villers Carbonnel, he displayed great gallantry and skill in the way he led a fighting patrol across the Somme in face of heavy artillery and machine gun fire and attacked the enemy, inflicting heavy casualties. On receiving orders to retire, as the bridges behind him were broken down, he withdrew his men in perfect order, being himself the last to cross. His courage under heavy fire and good leadership were worthy of high praise.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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