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Walter Herbert HIND

Regimental number1169
Date of birth--/07/1890
Place of birthYorkshire England
Other NamesWalter Hubert
HIND, Walter Hubert
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMarine engineer
AddressHotel Metropole, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs Eileen Hind, Homestead, Bay Road, North Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date31 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentCSM
Unit name30th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: Trench Mortar Battery
Promotion date: 12 March 1916

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When six out of his eight guns had been destroyed, four while being brought forward in tanks, and two during the actual attack, he left the remaining two in charge of an officer, and forming up his other three sections, led them into the attack as infantry. In this way he gave valuable help, outflanking and surrounding a machine gun next, which surrendered. He proved himself ubiquitous, either as an infantry or T.M. Officer.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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

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