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Harry HILL

Regimental number882
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationSawmill worker
AddressThorpdale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, Frederick William Hill, Thorpdale, Victoria
Enlistment date2 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, C Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 30 January 1919

FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'During the attack on the Beaurevoir Line, on 3 October, 1918, he displayed fine courage and leadership, when, with only four men, he captured and held an enemy trench for five hours against frequent counter attacks and under heavy enfilade fire, and later led his men against three successive outposts which were holding up the attack, shooting two of the enemy with his revolver and capturing two machine guns and more than twenty prisoners.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 20 May 1920

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