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Rowland HILL

Regimental number696
Place of birthIpswich, Queensland
SchoolNorthcote State School, Victoria
ReligionSalvation Army
OccupationFarmer
AddressCramer Street, Preston, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, R. Hill, Cramer Street, Preston, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D sailed on two ships, HMAT A62 Wandilla, 9th November 1915 from Melbourne, and HMAT A41 Bakara, 5 November 1915, from Melbourne. It is not possible to tell from the Embarkation Roll on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D sailed on two ships, HMAT A62 Wandilla, 9th November 1915 from Melbourne, and HMAT A41 Bakara, 5 November 1915, from Melbourne. It is not possible to tell from the Embarkation Roll on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 13 March 1917
Place of death or woundingThilloy, France
Age at death20.4
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialBeaulencourt British Cemetery (Plot IV, Row G, Grave No. 6), Ligny-Thilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
118
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Rowland and Catherine HILL, 111 Mansfield Street, Northcote, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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