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John Percy HILL

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ReligionChurch of England
AddressGurrahween Park View Road, Manly, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinFather, A G Hill, Edenhope, Victoria
Enlistment date1 August 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name18th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Showed great resource as Officer in charge of patrol at Malt Trench.
Recommendation date: 3 March 1917

FateReturned to Australia 12 March 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led a patrol in a most gallant manner, and succeeded in driving back a strong party of the enemy. On another occasion, although himself wounded and greatly out-numbered by the enemy, he succeeded in withdrawing his party at a critical time.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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