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Private 2940 Frank Hinds Honourable Artillery Company

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Andrew Marshall

Dear all


I am researching the following man - Private 2940 Frank Hinds


Below is his entry in the 1st Battalion register for the HAC




and another HAC entry showing his date of enlistement





18 January 1915 – enlisted 1st Battalion Honourable Artillery Company Private 2940

22 January 1915 – Joined “B” Company Honourable Artillery Company as part of the 7th draft

18 August 1915 – to France

16 December1916 – Transport

8 February 1917 – Wounded sent to hospital – shell wound right thigh

16 February 1917 – To England


26 February 1918 – transferred to R.F.C. service number 408560 rank Driver (MT) Learner

1 April 1918 – transferred to R.A.F. service number 136799 rank Private 2nd Class

21April 1918 – attached to the Egyptian Expeditionary Force

28 April 1918 – Air Mechanic 3rd Class

21 May 1918 – to Egypt

3 July 1918 – transferred to 3S n r B.D.E.

19 March 1919 – transferred to RAF reserve


Description 5’ 10” chest measurment 34”

Nok – father 8, Corfton Road, Ealing, London


From the LLT the following information


1/1st Battalion

August 1914 : in Finsbury, London. Attached as Army Troops to 1st London Division.

12 September 1914 : moved to Belhus Park.

20 September 1914 : landed at St. Nazaire and placed onto Lines of Communication.

10 November 1914 : transferred to 8th Brigade in 3rd Division.

9 December 1914 : transferred to 7th Brigade in same Division.

14 October 1915 : transferred to GHQ Troops.

9 July 1916 : transferred to 190th Brigade in 63rd (Royal Naval) Division.

29 June 1917 : transferred to GHQ Troops.

26 September 1918 : transferred to 4th Guards Brigade, which at this time was in Cavalry Corps.

25 October 1918 : transferred to GHQ Troops.


I have checked the War Diary for August 1915 when Frank joined the Battalion - Piece 1413/1-4: 7 Infantry Brigade: Headquarters (1914 Aug - 1915 Oct)


Frank joined the 1/HAC in France on the 18 August 1915.
1/HAC was attached to 7th Brigade in the 3rd Division and in August they held positions at Weiltse just North east of Ypres and on 19 August they were relieved and moved to billets in Ouderdom.


On the 24 August the 7th Brigade took over the line at Hooge to the East of Ypres situated on the Menin Road. 

1/HAC was positioned on the right of the Brigade on the edge of Sanctuary Wood until mid September - it is very probable that Frank joined 1/HAC here from Base Camp.

The 7th Brigade stayed in and around Ypres going in and out of the line preparing for an attack in late September towards Bellewarde. The 1/HAC had a trying time in the immediate lead up to this attack when their trench defences were more or less demolished every day by enemy artillery bombardment.

After this attack 1/HAC  was sent to rest in the area of Brandhoek behind Ypres and away from the front-line and on 14 October 1915 was transferred to GHQ 7th Brigade.


I need help finding where the 1/HAC were from October 1915 - July 1916 - I've tried to find a diary for this and entries for 1/HAC but I have not been successful - can anyone help please?




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Here is Frank's HAC MIC and his NA MICGBM_HAC_WWI-RC-HARRISON-HULS_00540.thumb.jpg.70fedbeabcc506e354c8ac3f03829381.jpg

Hinds, Frank MIC.jpg

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Frank's medal rolls showing entitlement to 1914-15 Star and his BWM/VM



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Here are Frank's RAF papers - can anyone help with deciphering – transferred to 3S n r B.D.E. please?





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Frank's change from RFC to RAF



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