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Mathew George HILL

Regimental number7589
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarm hand
AddressWest Wyalong, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 8"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinFather, Thos. Hill, Castletown, Ballynure, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 5, Battery 15
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 27 April 1919
Discharge date4 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked at Suez and proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 21 December 1915.

Embarked Alexandria on 'Minnewaska' and proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 25 March 1916.

Wounded in action and admitted to 13th Field Ambulance, 5 April 1917; transferred to 1/15 MD Casualty Clearing Station, 5 April 1917; transferred to 3rd Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 6 April 1917 (gun shot wound, left thigh).

Proceeded to England on HS 'St. George', 16 April 1917; admitted 'Graylingwell' War Hospital, 17 April 1917; transferred to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 28 May 1917; discharged on furlough, 4 June to 19 June 1917.

Marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 19 June 1917; marched into Overseas Training Depot, Perham Downs, 20 June 1917; marched into RBAA, Larkhill, 27 June 1917.

Embarked Southampton for France, 15 August 1917; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, 16 August 1917; marched out to 2nd Divisional Artillery Column, 20 August 1917, and taken on strength, 22 August 1917; transferred to 5th Field Artillery Battery, and taken on strength, 15th Battery, 27 November 1917.

Proceeded to England on leave, 17 September 1918; rejoined unit, 6 October 1918.

Temporary rank promotion to T/Corporal, 1 January to 14 February 1919; marched out from field for return to Australia, 17 February 1919; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Havre, 20 February 1919. Embarked for France, 26 February 1919.

Marched into 2nd Training Brigade, Codford, 27 February 1919.

Found guilty, 2 April 1919, of being absent without leave, 11.59 pm, 17 March, until apprehension by Military Police at 6.20 pm, 1 April 1919: forfeiture of 15 days' pay and severely reprimanded.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Runic', 27 April 1919; disembarked Sydney, 11 June 1919. Discharged, 4 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 August 1989
SourcesNAA: B2455, HILL Mathew George

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