William Edward HILLS

Regimental number2799
Place of birthSemaphore, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressRichmond Road, Westbourne Park, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22.4
Height5' 11.5"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs H Hills, Richmond Road, Westbourne Park, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 21 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 March 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2377 Lance Corporal Henry Alexander HILLS, 27th Bn, returned to Australia, 24 January 1918; 6573 Pte Walter George HILLS, 27th Bn, killed in action, 28 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death19 April 1944
Age at death49
Place of burialCentennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, HILLS William Edward