Joseph Henry HILL

Regimental number2821
Place of birthManchester, England
Age on arrival in Australia20
ReligionChurch of England
Address16 Parraween Street, Neutral Bay,
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 4.75"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs A Hill, 16 Parraween Street, Neutral Bay, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 June 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19-20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialAustralian Cemetery (V. C. Corner, No. 10), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Alice HILL; husband of Annie HILL, 4 Ridge Street, North Sydney. Native of England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Joined 2nd Bn Tel el Kebir, 6 January 1916.

Transferred to 54th Bn, 14 February 1916; joined 54th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19/20 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19/20 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 1331001: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HILL Joseph Henry
Red Cross file 1331001