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William HILL

Regimental number3039
Place of birthGrafton New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHorse driver
Addressc/o Mrs M A Cornish, Eveleigh Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation42
Next of kinSister, Mrs Mary Ann Cornish, Eveleigh Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date9 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 11 September 1916

FateReturned to Australia 27 August 1917
Medals

Military Medal

'For excellent work and devotion to duty as a stretcher bearer from 30th August to 1st September, 1916, at POZIERES. Although tired out himself, he continually volunteered to bring in wounded men across the open and exposed to fire; by this means all the wounded in the front line were removed.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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