Parramatta born Captain Fred Hinton, landed in Gallipoli in May 1915 as Sergeant of the 7 Light Horse Machine Gun section and served there for over 5 months. He was mentioned in the 1917 New Year’s honors cables when he was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry in the great Pozieres push. The brave young soldier was the officer commanding the 12 Brigade Machine Gun Company. His proud father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Hinton, were for years resident in Parramatta.
Peter Arfanis, Archivist, Parramatta Council, Heritage Centre, 2014