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Reginald Samuel HILL

Regimental number9912
Place of birthCork, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationAccountant
Address59 Blues Point Road, McMahons Point, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 4"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinFather, S Hill, Sydney House, Cork, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed in the Yeomanry, Dublin, for 2 years.
Enlistment date20 October 1915
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 17 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Ammunition Column
FateDischarged 4 October 1919
Discharge date4 October 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt

Embarked, Sydney, 17 December 1915; taken on strength of Divisional Ammunition Corps and posted to No. 1 Section, Cairo, Egypt, 24 January 1916; attached to Superintendents Office, Abbassia Detention Barracks, 3 February 1916; to be Corporal to complete establishment, 15 April 1916; attached to Abbassia Detention Barracks for clerical duties, 28 August 1916; promoted to T Corporal, 1 October 1916; automatically reverts to substantive rank and returned to Australian Imperial Force Headquarters, Abbassia, 3 November 1916; attached to Headquarters, 4 November 1916; transferred to Anzac Train Centre, Moascar, 4 November 1916; taken on strength of Anzac Train Headquarters, 10 November 1916; to be Sergeant, Australian Training Depot, 4 July 1917.

Found guilty, 11 January 1918, of (1) being absent from 4 pm parade at Moascar on, 9 January 1918: reprimanded.

Reverts to rank of Corporal on ceasing to be employed on Headquarters staff of Australian Training Depot, 19 January 1918; marched into Details Camp, 29 January 1918.

Admitted to Hospital for two months by the Medical Board (malaria), 7 February 1918; marched out to Australian Imperial Force Headquarters, 3 March 1918.

Admitted to 70th General Hospital (pyrexia unknown origin), Cairo, 21 March 1918; discharged to Australian Imperial Force Headquarters, 3 April 1918; rejoined Headquarters from Hospital, 3 April 1918; promoted to ER/ Sergeant, 1 July 1918; reverts to Corporal, 12 March 1919; struck of attachment, 12 March 1919; marched into to Details Camp, Moascar, 13 March 1919.

Field General Court Martial held at Moascar, 13 May 1919, charges: (1) absenting himself without leave in that he absented himself without leave from Moascar from 10 amp, 4 April 1919, until 12 pm, 5 April 1919; (2) conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline in that he at Cairo on , 4 April 1919, compelled the barman at the National Hotel to give him drinks in the saloon after hours; (3) conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline in that he at Moascar on, 13 March 1919, told W.O. FLOOD, R.S.M. of the Details Camp that he was an E.R./Sergeant and on the U.K. Leave list well knowing such statements to be false; finding: guilty of 1st charge, not guilty of 2nd and 3rd charge; sentence: reduced to the ranks, 13 May 1919; forfeited 11 days' pay at 8/7, 1 day's pay at 5/-, 2 days' RW at 8/6.

Embarked, Port Said, on board HT 'Targus' for the United Kingdom for discharge, 9 July 1919; discharged, London, 4 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HILL Reginald Samuel

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