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Robert John HILL

Regimental number1208
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
Address25 High Street, Coburg, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation42
Height5' 4.75"
Weight119 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Frances Hill, 25 High Street, Coburg, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 March 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1917
Discharge date18 January 1918
Other details

War service: England

Embarked Melbourne, 20 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 10 August 1916.

Admitted to hospital, 19 September 1916 (fractured rib); discharged from hospital, 22 September 1916.

Sum of 2/6 deducted from pay to cover shortage of clothing.

Admitted to Fargo Military Hospital, 22 November 1916 (stricture); discharged to duty, 2 December 1916.

Admitted to Fargo Military Hospital from 10th Training Bn, 17 March 1917 (stricture); discharged to Depot, 25 April 1917.

Admitted to Fargo Military Hospital, 7 June 1917 (uretheal stricture); discharged to duty, 12 June 1917.

Marched into No 2 Command Depot, 18 June 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 22 July 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 24 September 1917.

Medical Board found, 3 January 1918, that he was permanently unfit for military service ( over-age and stricture); recommended discharge.

Discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 18 January 1918.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HILL Robert John

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