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Frederick George HINDS

Place of birthWilliamstown Vic
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCommercial traveller
AddressAllister Street, Neutral Bay, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinMother, Mrs E A Hinds, Allister Street, Neutral Bay, North Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date15 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 7 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 24 December 1918

Military Cross

'During the attack on Mont St. Quentin, near Peronne, on the 31st August, 1918, the right flank of the battalion was seriously threatened at a time when the front line was thinly held, owing to heavy casualties from intense machine gun and trench mortar fire. Noticing this, without hesitation he led his company over the open ground from the support line in the face of heavy concentrated fire, and reinforced the front line, thus securing the position. His gallantry and coolness was most marked.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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