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William Edward Ascot HILL

Regimental number6515
Place of birthHay New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o A Bassett, Narrandera, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs C. Hill, Post Office, Narrandera, New South Wales
Enlistment date9 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work near Chuignes on 23 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 31 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 24 December 1918

Military Medal

'At CHUIGNES, FRANCE, on 23rd August, 1918, for conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty. He was N.C.O. in charge of Lewis Gun Section, and during an advance to the capture of objective, he pushed his Gun forward under heavy fire, engaging and silencing enemy Guns. His daring initiative and control of his Section, are beyond praise. By his action he considerably lessened casualties, and helped largely in the complete success of the operation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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