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James William HILLGROVE

Regimental number5033
Place of birthBirchup, Victoria
SchoolState School, Birchup, Victoria
AddressWatchupga, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jane Hillgrove, Watchupga, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWounded at Bullecourt, 3 May 1917; gassed February 1918; died of wounds, 19 May 1918. He wore the crossed muskets and the crossed swords, & was sometimes sniping. 'Always in the nick of the fight when able.' (details from mother)
FateDied of wounds 19 May 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialFranvillers Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 9), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Jane HILLGROVE, Watchupga, victoria. Native of Birchip, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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