Frederick HILL

Regimental number903
Place of birthKew, Victoria
SchoolTrinity Grammar School, Kew, Victoria
Address183 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 7.5"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinFather, F.T. Hill, 183 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the School Cadets and in the Naval Brigade
Enlistment date19 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 January 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameSignal Company Engineers Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/11/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 March 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Divisional Signal Company
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularReported as missing in action; two years later a Court of Enquiry brought in a verdict of 'killed in action'. (details from mother)
FateKilled in Action 27 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death21
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 12), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Fredrick adn Florence HILL, 41 Greenbank Avenue, Plymouth, England. Native of Kew, Melbourne
Family/military connectionsBrother: W O HILL, 1st Fiji Contingent, attached to the King's Royal Rifles, killed in action, 8 May 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Taken on strength, 2nd Signals Company, Gallipoli, 2 June 1915.

Reported missing, Gallipoli, 27 August 1915.

Court of Inquiry held in the field, 28 March 1917, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, Gallipoli, 27 August 1915'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HILL Frederick