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Ernest Walter HILL

Regimental number2022
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
Address'Westralia', Ferrier Street, Rockdale, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs C A Hill, 'Westralia', Ferrier Street, Rockdale, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date13 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 January 1916
Discharge date17 June 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Taken on strength, 18th Bn, Gallipoli, 29 September 1915.

Wounded in action, 15 November 1915; discharged from 5th Field Ambulance, 18 November 1915. Evacuated from Gallipoli, 13 December 1915; transferred to Alexandria: disembarked from HS 'Lanfranc', 23 December 1915 (bullet wound, skull), and admitted to No. 2 Auxiliary Convalescent Depot, Heliopolis, 24 December 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HS 'Karoola', 20 January 1916. Discharged, 17 June 1916 (medical unfitness, gun shot wound: fractured skull).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 September 1989

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