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Edmund Adrian Duhieu HILL

Regimental number2780
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSurveyor
AddressA M P Society, Grafton, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Geo Edmund Hill, A M P Society, Grafton, New South Wales
Enlistment date13 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name7th Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 30 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Company Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


For conspicuous gallantry and resoursefulness in destroying enemy wire with mobile charges in face of enemy opposition.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

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'During attack operations near WESTHOEK east of YPRES on 20th September, 1917, 2nd Corporal HANDO was senior N.C.O. of a party detailed to mark out a communication trench immediately after the attack. In face of heavy shell fire and sniping 2nd Corporal HANDO very coolly and gallantly ran out the tapes to mark the trench, carrying on and completing the work after the officer in charge was twice wounded. 2nd Corporal HANDO afterwards inspected the work being done on the trench, and directed the Infantry working on it. 2nd Corporal HANDO's example and general conduct contributed very largely to the success of this work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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