Air Raid Warden; of 77 St. Quintin Avenue. Son of the late Patrick and Margaret Hynes, of Waipori, New Zealand; husband of Rose Hynes. Died at 50 Bassett Road.
"3740 Thomas Hynes volunteered for service in South Africa at Wellington, New Zealand, on 14 January 1901 and on attestation stated he was a single man 21 years of age. His civilian occupation was declared to be a miner employed in the Waipori district of Otago and his physical description was 6 feet in height and 11stone 5lbs in weight.
He was posted to 20th Company, Sixth New Zealand Contingent, in the rank of Private, embarked for overseas service on 30 January 1901 in HMT ss. "Cornwall" and entered South Africa at East London on 13 March 1901.
After taking his full part in the ensuing campaigns in which his unit was engaged he re-embarked for New Zealand on 10 April 1902, returned to New Zealand on 11 May 1902 and was discharged the following month on completion of his engagement.
For his services Private Hynes was awarded the (Queen's) South African Medal with Clasps "Transvaal", "Orange Free State", "Cape Colony", "South Africa 1901" and "South Africa 1902". His declared next of kin during his service was his mother, Mrs Elizabeth Hynes, of Waipori." (Extract in his service record)
Public Contributions:Father of Patricia, Desmond, Aileen, Brian and Michael. Great grandchildren, Don Brandon Stott, Dominic Patrick Stott and Garret Daniel Stott. Thomas fought for the Empire in the Boer War. Worked for... Read More
Submitted by: Don Brian Stott
Relationship to casualty: GrandsonMy grandfather, Thomas, was an air-raid warden during the Blitz. He died in London. Prior to that he lived in Hong Kong where he worked in the Post Office and in New Zealand.
Text in italics supplied by Cenotaph Online, Auckland War Memorial Museum