Hind, Reginald Arthur MM & Bar (Sergeant)

Accession Number PR00898
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: 3 cm; Wallet/s: 1
Object type Book, Diary
Maker Hind, Reginald Arthur
Date made 1913-1917
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 96/0110
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copyright restrictions apply. Only personal, non-commercial, research and study use permitted. Permission of copyright holder required for any commercial use and/or reproduction.

Collection relating to the First World War service of 3275 Sergeant Reginald Arthur Hind MM & Bar, 6th Field Ambulance, Australian Army Medical Corps (AAMC).

Wallet 1 of 1 - consists of two pocket diaries, one Field Message Book, one New Testament Bible and a note re the notification of Hind's Military Medal.

One pocket diary contains daily entries for 30 April to 31 December 1915 recording Hind's training at Broadmeadows Victoria, and service in the Middle East, on Gallipoli (4 September to 12 December 1915) and on Lemnos. On Gallipoli, especially around Brown's Dip and Scott's Pine, he describes his duties as a stretcher bearer, bombardments including aircraft attacks, conditions in the dugouts, the importance to him of church parades and the evacuation.

A second pocket diary contains entries from January to August 1917 kept while serving in France with mention of his duties as an Orderly Sergeant and while working in dressing stations.

The Field Message Book [undated but probably 1917] contains personnel lists and sketch maps of Polygon Wood and around Ypres. The New Testament Bible, 1913, includes short annotations.

Sgt Hind was awarded the Military Medal on 9 August 1917 for his great gallantry as a stretcher bearer at Pozieres, and his Bar for gallantry and conspicuous devotion to duty at Polygon Wood.