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William Sydney HINDS

Regimental number622
Place of birthColac, Victoria
SchoolMarucont and Colac Agricultural High School
Other trainingMechanical Engineering
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationOrchardist
AddressWarncoort, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, William Hinds, Warncoort, Victoria
Previous military service20th Light Horse, 3rd Military District, Colac. Joined Chirnsides Mounted Cadets when 11 years old.
Enlistment date1 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 25 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Left with 5th Light Horse in 1915. Went to France with 12th Field Artillery in 1916."
FateKilled in Action 4 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death21.2
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialDochy Farm New British Cemetery (Plot III, Row D, Grave No. 16), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
53
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Euphemia HINDS, Grant Street, Colac, Victoria. Native of Warncoort, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousin: Ivan I Langbroroke, killed in action in France Cousin: William Amos, Red Hills, Melbourne. Died in Egypt.

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