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Horace George VINEY

Date of birth8 June 1885
Place of birthParkside, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
Address58 Esmond Street, Hyde Park, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs Grace Stodden Viney, c/o Mr C.O. Scott, Box 44, Clare, South Australia
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentLT (ADJ)
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A17 Port Lincoln on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Infantry Brigade


Promotion date: 18 October 1914


Promotion date: 15 September 1915

Lieutenant Colonel

Promotion date: 23 July 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).4

FateReturned to Australia 18 July 1919

Distinguished Service Order

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Croix de Guerre (France)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 51
Date: 10 June 1920

Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173
Date: 7 November 1918


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Discharge date17 November 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Adjutant, 3rd Light Horse, August 1914-September 1915; Commander, B Squadron, 3rd Light Horse, September-December 1915; DAA&QMG, 2nd Australian Division, 11 December 1915; Brigade Major, 5th Australian Infantry Brigade, 1 February 1916; DAAG, 1st Australian Division, 7 April 1917; AA&QMG, 1st Australian Division, 23 July 1917; AQMG, Australian Corps, 16 November 1918. Resigned from Staff Corps, 1922.

Date of death7 March 1972

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