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Jacob Benjamin HILL

Regimental number4718
Place of birthTimaru, Canterbury, New Zealand
SchoolMain School, Timaru, New Zealand
Age on arrival in Australia37
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation41
Next of kinSister, Miss Alice Hill, Claremont via Timaru, South Canterbury, New Zealand
Previous military serviceServed in the Volunteer City Rifles, Timaru, New Zealand.
Enlistment date5 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 November 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Mooltan on 12 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 14 November 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name James Benjamin
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death42
Age at death from cemetery records42
Place of burialWarlelncourt Britisih Cemetery (Plot II, Row F, Grave NO. 14), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Jacob and Alice HILL. Native of Timaru, New Zealand
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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