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Lewis William HILL

Regimental number6040
Place of birthHobart Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressKempton, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, Mr W Hill, Green Valley, Bagdad, Tasmania
Enlistment date8 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 8 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work near Proyart 23-26 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 3 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 16 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During operations east of PROYART ON 23rd/26th August, 1918, Private HILL rendered valuable assistane by his pluck and initiative. As No. 1 Lewis gunner during the attack east of CARENNE WOOD he gallently rushed his gun forward over an open stretch of country swept by Machine Gun fire and gave covering fire which enabled the flanking company to send men forward in small parties and eventually rush and take the post.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

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