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Samuel John HILL

Regimental number2225
Place of birthSouth Brisbane, Queensland
SchoolJunction Park State School, South Brisbane, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShop assistant
AddressVictoria Terrace off Ipswich Road, South Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Hill, Victoria Terrace off Ipswich Road, South Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets, Junction Road, South Brisbane, Queensland.
Enlistment date10 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 12 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 14 June 1917

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularServed with the 15th Bn at Gallipoli; transferred to the 47th Bn in Egypt and served with it until it was broken up. Transferred to the 45th Bn; won the Military Medal and was commissioned at Messines, Belgium.
FateKilled in Action 18 September 1918
Place of death or woundingMont St Quentin, France
Age at death20.11
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialJeancourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot V, Row D, Grave No. 3), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John (d. 2 January 1928, aged 69; bu. South Brisbane) and Mary (d. 27 April 1944, aged 79; bu. South Brisbane) HILL, School Road, Yeronga, Brisbane, Queensland

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Family/military connectionsCousins: 4783 Corporal John Lorimer STEPHENS, 26th Bn, killed in action, 3 May 1917; 1966 Pte Percival John READ, 52nd Bn, returned to Australia and died of wounds, 10 July 1919; 1648 Corporal Robert Henry READ, 11th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 1 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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