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William George HILL

Regimental number1603
Place of birthRaymond Terrace New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressGatton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, John Thomas Hill, Gatton, Queensland
Enlistment date17 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work near Mont St. Quentin on 2 September 1918.
Recommendation date: 11 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919

Military Medal

'During the attack near MONT ST. QUENTIN, North East of PERONNE, on 2nd September 1918, the enemy offered strong resistance in a line of trench close to the jumping off line. The attack was temporarily checked here, and Sergeant HILL with five men forced his way into this trench, and bombed along it, thus enabling the line to advanceQalso inflicting numerous casualties on the enemy.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

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

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