Thomas Hindmarsh

First Name: 
Thomas
Last Name: 
Hindmarsh
Mother's Name: 
Mary Hindmarsh (nee Mason)
Father's Name: 
Joseph Hindmarsh
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, August 16, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
4th Battalion
Company: 
B
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Sunday, October 8, 1916
Place of Death: 
England
Cause of Death: 
Wounds incurred in action
Details: 

Thomas Hindmarsh (Service No 3784) was born in Newcastle, N.S.W. around 1895.  His family moved to the South Coast of N.S.W. and he attended Corrimal and Thirroul Public schools, near Wollongong.

Thomas enlisted as a 20 year old.  He was single and working as an apprentice mine engineer.  Thomas had served as a 2nd Lieutenant with 37th Infantry C.M.F.   He was also a member of the Corrimal Rifle Club.

Thomas embarked from Sydney on HMAT A7 Medic on 30th December 1915 with 12th Reinforcement, 4th Battalion.  He arrived in Egypt on 7th January 1916 and went to France with B Company, 4th Battalion, arriving on 15th May 1916.

On 4th July 1916 Thomas was wounded at Pozieres, France, receiving gun shot wounds to his hand and thigh.  He was sent to hospital in England on 5th August for treatment but he contracted septicemia.  At about 12:20 pm on 8th October 1916 he died.

Thomas is buried in Greenwich Cemetery London.

Thomas' brother, Sergeant George Mason Hindmarsh (Service No 3608) of 1st Tunnelling Company also served, receiving a Military Medal for gallantry.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, HINDMARSH T 3784

Comments

George Mason Hindmarsh did not die in the war. He was awarded the Military Medal, he returned home and had a distingued career in the coal mining industry becoming Superintendant of Australian Iron and Steel Colieries & was awarded the 1952 Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy Medal for his contribution to mining.

Thank you for your feedback pointing out our error!  I have corrected the record and included a link between the two brothers.

Thomas is buried in an area of Greenwich Cemetry called "Great War Heroes Corner", along with 12 other Anzacs. The area is on top of a hill overlooking London and always looks immaculate. The area is close to my in-laws graves, which I first saw in 1986 and I was struck by how far from home they have been laid to rest. They have not been forgotten. Mick - Kidbrooke, London.

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