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John Thomas HYNES

Regimental number154
Place of birthHerberton Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressSpence Street, Cairns, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinMother, Mrs Anne Hynes, Spence Street, Cairns, Queensland
Enlistment date26 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: "Gallipoli 1915"

Mention in Despatches

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

FateReturned to Australia 23 June 1919


'During the operations near Jeancourt, north west of St. Quentin, on 18th September, 1918, he led his company with great skill and courage in the attack, gaining his objective at little cost. He captured about 150 prisoners, two field guns and numerous machine guns. He did fine work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No.30
Date: 25 March 1920

Cross of Karageorge - 2nd Class (with swords) (Serbia)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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