Peter Stanislav Hyland

June 24, 2015

HYLAND, Peter Stanislav- – – – SPC 1907

DoB:– – 1889, Eurack, VIC

Father:- – Thomas Hyland

Mother:- – Kath, nee McKenna

Peter Hyland was a boarder at St Patrick’s from Eurack, an area south-west of Ballarat.

Service No:– 1942

Rank:- – Private

Unit:– – 58th Battalion

Peter Hyland enlisted in the AIF on 25 February 1916. He was 26 years and nine months old, five feet, eight and three quarter inches tall, with a dark complexion, brown eyes and black hair. He was a single man, whose occupation was dairy farmer.

Private Hyland embarked from Melbourne aboard the Ajana on 8 July 1916, disembarking at Devonport, England on 31 August. After some months training in the UK, he proceeded overseas to France on 5 December 1916.

On 4 February 1917, Private Hyland was wounded in action at Boulogne, suffering a shell wound to his shoulder, hip and ankle. After some initial treatment in the field, he was transferred back to England and admitted to the Emergency Hospital at Ilford, Surrey.

Despite treatment and hospitalisation, he was found to be medically unfit for active service and was returned to Australia for a -‘change’ on 10 September 1917, aboard the Ulysses. He disembarked at Melbourne on 13 November, and was discharged due to disability on 14 May 1918.

Peter settled in Camperdown where he resumed his dairy farming. He married Nora Baker in 1919 and they remained in Camperdown for their married lives.

Peter died on 21 October 1946, aged 57 years. He was buried in the Camperdown Cemetery.