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Born in Allendale, Victoria, Arthur Eugene Hynes was a single 20 year old tile layer at the time of his enlistment on the 5th of July 1915. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on the 9th of November 1915. He was appointed Lance Corporal on the 1st of January 1916.
On July 22nd 1916, he was wounded in action with gunshot wounds to his thighs and chest. He rejoined his unit on the 28th of September 1916.
On October 3rd 1916 he was promoted to Corporal and 5 days later was promoted to Sergeant.
Arthur was wounded in action again on the 17th of March 1917 and invalided to the U.K on the 22nd of March and admitted to hospital with a gunshot wound to his back.
He rejoined his unit on the 1st of August 1917 and on the 2nd of August was promoted to Company Sergeant Major, Warrant Officer 2nd Class.
On the 28th of August 1918 Arthur was wounded at duty and invalided t the U.K on the 2nd of October with gunshot wounds to his face and left shoulder. He was promoted to Lieutenant on the 1st of September 1918.
Arthur was awarded the Military Cross on the 3rd of June 1919.
Arthur returned to Australia on the 21st of July 1919 and his appointment was terminated on the 12th of September 1919.
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