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William HILDER

Regimental number443
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPlasterer
Address176 Flinders Street, Darlinghurst, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19.3
Next of kinFather, Joseph Hildu, 176 Flinders Street, Darlinghurst, New South Wales
Enlistment date8 March 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 29 June 1915
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Andrew Richardson
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to War Service.
Date of death9 November 1944
Age at death48
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, HILDER William

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