Frederick Ernest HINSCHEN

HINSCHEN, Frederick Ernest

Service Number: Q224721
Enlisted: 16 April 1942, Proserpine, Queensland
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 22nd (Qld) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps
Born: Proserpine, Queensland, 3 May 1903
Home Town: Proserpine, Whitsunday, Queensland
Schooling: Strathdickie State School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Natuaral causes, Proserpine, Queensland, 4 November 1953, aged 50 years
Cemetery: Proserpine Cemetery, Qld
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World War 2 Service

16 Apr 1942: Enlisted Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Private, SN Q224721, Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC), Proserpine, Queensland
17 Apr 1942: Involvement Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Private, SN Q224721, 22nd (Qld) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps, Homeland Defence - Militia and non deployed forces
21 Oct 1945: Discharged Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Sergeant, SN Q224721, 22nd (Qld) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps

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Biography contributed by John Edwards


The death occurred in the Proserpine District Hospital on Wednesday last week of Frederick Ernest Hinschen after a comparatively short illness. The demise of Mr. Hinschen, who was 50 years of age, has removed another descendant of a very old and respected pioneering family of the Proserpine district. He was the third son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Hinschen. He received his schooling at Strathdickie, where his parents were engaged in cane farming, before coming to Proserpine, where they later worked the cane farm recently acquired by Mr. Jack Biggs. In 1936 Mr. Hinschen purchased a cane farm at Lethebrook. An adjoining farm was purchased 4 years ago in conjunction with his two sons, Keith and Neville. These properties he assisted to work until shortly before his death. He took a keen interest in all sporting activities, and was particularly fond of fishing. He recently acquired a motor launch, which his illness prevented him from enjoying for very long. He was also a noted bandsman for many years, at different times touring many parts of Queensland in competitions. In addition he was a supporter of the Cannon Valley Beach resort, and did much to further improvements at that centre. He was a member of the RAQB. In 1924 he married Miss Elizabeth Webber, by whom he is survived, and six children. Messrs. Keith, Neville, Mervyn, Douglas, Miss Carmel Hinschen (Proserpine) and Mrs. Daphne Higgins (Mt. Morgan). The funeral moved from the Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Skerman (Bowen) conducting the services at the Church and at the graveside." - from the Proserpine Guardian 13 Nov 1953 (