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William John HILL

Regimental number3411
Place of birthCarisbrook, Victoria
Place of birthBowen Vale
SchoolState School, Carisbrook, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationTram conductor
AddressPrahran, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs Eliza Vaux, 354 Malvern Road, Prahran, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 April 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name59th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 16 July 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEmbarked in October 1914; invalided back to Australia; underwent an operation ast the Base Hospital; discharged. Re-enlisted; sailed 16 July 1917.
FateKilled in Action 31 August 1918
Place of death or woundingPeronne, France
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialAssevillers New British Cemetery (Plot I, Row F, Grave No. 4), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
167
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Stephen HILL and Eliza VAUX, his wife, 354 Malvern Road, Prahan, victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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