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Joseph Herbert HILLIER

Regimental number1539
Place of birthRedbank Plains, Brisbane, Queensland
SchoolState School, Redbank Plains, Queensland
OccupationLoco fireman
AddressWalsh Street, Newtown Ipswich, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMrs J E Hillier, Walsh Street, Ipswich, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date28 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, H Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Pioneer Battalion
FateDied of wounds 31 August 1918
Place of death or woundingPeronne, France
Age at death26
Place of burialHebecourt British Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 5), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Jesse and Margaret HILLIER, Walsh Street, Newtown, Ipswich, Queensland
Family/military connectionsNephew: 7176 Pte Harold Gregory HILLIER, 25th Bn, killed in action, France, 3 October 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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