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Allen HILL

Regimental number4298
Place of birthAntrim, Ireland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationStoreman
AddressSemaphore, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 7"
Weight165 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Sarah Annie Hill, Bogside Island, Magee, Co Antrim, Ireland
Enlistment date4 October 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 7 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 July 1918
Discharge date3 January 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 7 November 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France from 8th Training Bn, Hurdcott, 10 January 1917; taken on strength, 32nd Bn, in the field, 12 April 1917.

Wounded in action, 19 October 1917 (shrapnel wound, nose, and gassed), and admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance; transferred same day to 10th Casualty Clearing Station, and thence to Ambulance Train No 15; admitted to 7th Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 20 October 1917; transferred to No 6 Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 18 November 1917; to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 25 November 1917; to No 6 Convalescent Depot, 3 December 1917; to No 5 Convalescent Depot, Cayeaux, 4 January 1918; to Base Depot, Havre, 26 January 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 11 February 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 24 February 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 11 March 1918.

Admitted to 14th Australian Field Ambulance, 28 April 1918 (myalgia), and transferred to 20th Casualty Clearing Station, and thence to Ambulance Train No 37; admitted to 7th Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 30 April 1918; to England, 12 May 1918, and admitted same day to 1st Southern General Hospital, King's Heath Section, Birmingham (sciatica: severe). Transferred to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 22 May 1918; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 5 June 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Malta', 31 July 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 28 September 1918, for overland travel to Adelaide; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 3 January 1919.

Total war service: 2 years 92 days (of which 1 year 322 days was abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death21 August 1965
SourcesNAA: B2455, HILL Allen

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