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Ernest Purnell HILL

Regimental number717
Place of birthBallarat Victoria
ReligionBaptist
OccupationCabinetmaker
Addressc/o C.W. Purnell, Little Ryrie Street, Geelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, B Hill, 192 Humffray Street, Ballarat East, Victoria
Enlistment date23 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name14th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Medals

Military Medal

'Conspicuous gallantry on 21st August 1915 at Hill 60. Gallipoli, in leading forward his Platoon and occupying and holding a position for these days, also continued good work from landing to that date.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

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