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Ernest HILMER

Regimental number57
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTailor
AddressHyde Park, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Hilmer, Mitchell Street, Hyde Park, South Australia
Enlistment date22 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, Army Medical Corps
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 6 September 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the 7th June, 1917, south of MESSINES for magnificent conduct and devotion to duty whilst acting as a stretcher bearer. He carried wounded throughout the entire operation extending from 3 a.m. on the 7th to 7 a.m. on the 9th. The greatest part of his work was carried out under heavy hostile fire, and he acquitted himself admirably, setting a fine example to his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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