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Rowland Joseph HILL

Regimental number3537
Place of birthEchuca, Victoria
SchoolEchuca State School, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationRailway employee
Address64 Alma Road, North Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Jessie McDonald, 64 Alma Road, North Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date29 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 17 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateDied of wounds 14 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialBecourt Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row V, Grave No. 13), Becordel-Becourt, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
153
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred and Mrs. M. J. mcDONALD, 64 Alma Road, North Perth, Western Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1729 Pte Alfred John HILL, 28th Bn, killed in action, Pozieres, France, 29 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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