Lance Sergeant Dudley Hinds

Service number NX58477
Birth Date 1921-11-20
Death Date 1941-05-21
Death Place Libya: Tobruk
Final Rank Lance Sergeant
Service Australian Army
Unit 2/3rd Anti-Tank Regiment
Place Tobruk
Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945

Lance Sergeant Dudley Hinds joined the Second Australian Imperial Force on 22 July 1940, declaring that he was two years older in order to meet the required enlistment age. He was assigned to the 2/3 Anti-Tank Regiment, and after a period of training, he embarked for overseas service in November 1940. With his unit, Lance Sergeant Hinds served in Palestine, Egypt and Libya. On 21 May 1941, during the Siege of Tobruk, Lance Sergeant Hinds was moving his gun onto the front line when a wheel struck an anti-tank mine. It exploded, killing Hinds and wounding three others. Lance Sergeant Hinds is buried at Tobruk War Cemetery, Libya.


  • Roll of Honour:

    2/3rd Anti-Tank Regiment
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Lance Sergeant


Date of birth 20 November 1921
Date of death 21 May 1941