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William Arthur HYNES

Regimental number2005
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationManufacturer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 8.5"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinMother, Charlotte Hynes, Austral Hall, Woolcott Street, Darlinghurst, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 2.5 years in the Senior Cadets; 9 months in the Militia; discharged to join the AIF.
Enlistment date7 July 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Unit nameLight Trench Mortar Battery, 6th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 10 February 1917
An Embarkation Roll for the Light Trench Mortar Battery, 6th Reinforcement, does not appear on the AWM website.
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Provost Corps
FateReturned to Australia
Discharge date19 June 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 10 February 1917, and appointed Voyage Only Corporal; disembarked Plymouth, England, 11 April 1917, and reverted to Private.

Proceeded overseas to France, 20 October 1917; taken on strength, 1st Anzac Wireless Section, in the field, 2 November 1917.

Transferred to 33rd Bn, 22 November 1917.

Wounded in action,17 April 1918 (gassed), and admitted to 55th Field Ambulance; transferred to 9th General Hospital, Rouen, 25 April 1918; to England, 25 April 1918, and admitted to Exeter War Hospital, 26 April 1918; transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary hospital, Harefield, 4 June 1918; discharged on furlough, 6 June 1918, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 20 June 1918.

Marched out for duty with Australian Provost Corps, Tidworth, 12 July 1918.

Granted leave without pay, 17 January-18 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia (at own expense)on board SS 'Ventura', 29 April 1919; disembarked Sydney, 29 April 1919; discharged (medically unfit), 19 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, HYNES William Arthur

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