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Charles HILLS

Regimental number6035
Place of birthSouth Norwood, Surrey, England
Age on arrival in Australia15
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressAlbany, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Florence Hills, Tor Bay Junction, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted at Albany, Western Australia on 4 March 1916; did preliminary training at Blackboy Camp, Perth. Sailed for England on 11 August 1916; trained at Codford Camp, Salisbury Plain. Joined his unit in France, and fought at Pozieres, Bullecourt, Bapaume etc. Wounded at Bullecourt, 11 April 1917; sent to hospital in England, recovered sufficiently after 3 months to be able to return to his unit. Killed in action, 29 March 1918. Buried in the Cottage Lodge Cemetery, 8.25 miles north of Albert, France. (details from mother)
FateKilled in Action 29 March 1918
Place of death or woundingHebuterne, France
Age at death22
Place of burialGommecourt British Cemetery No. 2 (Plot II, Row L, Grave nO. 2), Hebeterne, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
79
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Florence HILLS, Perth Road, Albany, Western Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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