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Thomas Hedley HILL

Regimental number874
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, Neutral Bay, New South Wales
Other trainingTechnical College, Sydney, New South Wales
Address'Euterpe', Kurraba Road, Neutral Bay, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 7.75"
Weight176 lbs
Next of kinFather, Arthur Henry Wood Hill, 'Euterpe', Kurraba Road, Neutral Bay, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 February 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, C Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 18 June 1916

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWounded at Gallipoli; commanded Hinton's Post at the evacuation. Mentioned in Despatches. Awarded the Military Medal at Pozieres; Bar at Ypres.
FateDied of wounds 22 September 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death33
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXVIII, Row K, Grave No.1A), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Arthur and Catherine HILL, Kerraba Road, Neutral Bay, Sydney. Native of Sydney

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry. On 20th September 1917 ner WESTHOEK this N.C.O. was i/c of a carrying party, bringing up ammunition to the newly won positions. Although slightly wounded in the early stages he continued to lead his party, until he was again wounded, - on this occasion, very seriously. He then insisted upon his men completing their work before allowing himself to be attended to. His self-sacrificing example was a splendid demonstration to his men of their importance of the work on which they were engaged.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

Bar to Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 6
Date: 2 May 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal and Bar, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSecond given name incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Healey.
SourcesNAA: B2455, HILL Thomas Hedley

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