|Place of birth||East Molseley, Surrey, England|
|Place of birth||Surrey, England|
|School||East Molseley National School, Surrey, England|
|Age on arrival in Australia||23|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||26|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Ellen Hill 31 Spring Gardens, East Molesey, Surrey, England|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Lance Corporal|
|Unit name||1st Battalion, G Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/18/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||53rd Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Name given on RoH circular as Charles Stevens HILL. Served in the Church Lads' Brigade. Migrated to Australia alone.|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||France|
|Age at death||28|
|Age at death from cemetery records||28|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 7), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Alexander and Ellen HILL, 31 Spring Gardens, East Molesey, Surrey. England|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.
Admitted to No 17 General Hospital, Alexandria, 1 May 1915 (gunshot wound, right hand); discharged to duty from Convalescent Camp, Mustapha.
Joined 1st Bn, Gallipoli, 12 June 1915.
Promoted Corporal, Mudros, 14 August 1915.
Promoted Sergeant, Gallipoli, 14 December 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria, 28 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Transferred to 53rd Bn, 13 February 1916; taken on strength, 53rd Bn, Tel el Kebir, 14 February 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 June 1916.
Reported as missing in action, 19 July 1916.
Placed on Supernumerary List, 20 October 1916.
Statement by Sergeant A.L. Harrison, 2825, 53rd Bn, 'in the action of 19th July, 1916, I saw No.842 Sgt C.S. Hill killed in the enemy communication trench, by a hand grenade.'
Ruled as killed in action by the Assistant Adjutant General, ANZAC Section, 3rd Echelon, General Headquarters, British Expedtionary Force, 3 February 1917.
Translation of German report, 27 October 1919, 'Iden: Disc handed over by Intell: Off: with 6th Army H.Q. 12/10/16[.] Australian Soldier Sgt. C.S. Hill, 842, 53rd Btn. fell at Fromelles 19/7/16'.
Report from Australian Red Cross, Wounded and Missing Enquiry Bureau, 15 October 1920, 'Hill C.S. Sergt. 842 53 Batl. A. L. C. O. E. Fell 19.7.16 near Fromelles. Final German Death List, S'.
Red Cross File No 1330803 has statement from 4735 J.A. AMEY, D Company, 53rd Bn (patient, 2nd Birmingham War Hospital), 24 February 1917: 'Informant ['Eyewitness: Yes'] states that on 19/7/16 at Fromelles Hill was killed by a shell. He was probably not buried.'
'The above name appeared on German death list dated 4-11-16.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, HILL Charles Stevens
Red Cross File No 1330803