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Geoffrey Austin HILL

Regimental number620
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation sub-overseer
AddressHotel Metropole, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Robert Alan Hill, Hotel Metropole, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date8 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 13 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty during the Jesr El Demia operations in May 1918. He carried despatches repeatedly ac ross fire swept ground, and his daring in watching the movements of the enemy resulted in valuable information. At Mussalaba also his night scouting was of the greatest value. His courage and coolness in action has always been conspicuous.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 59
Date: 8 June 1920

Date of death19 March 1970

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