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George Rowland HILL

Regimental number2515
Place of birthHay New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationPostal assistant
AddressIrrigation Area, Hay, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, J Hill, Irrigation Area, Hay, New South Wales
Enlistment date22 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Signal Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Valuable services in maintaining communications under heavy fire. (East of Ypres)'
Recommendation date: 2 November 1917

FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919

Military Medal

'Near WESTHOEK, east of YPRES on 29th October, 1917, these men were responsible for the maintenance of lines fromm "C" Group to Div. Arty. H.Q. The buried cable was blown out and these men [HILL and 4295 Jersey GRINHAM] laid and maintained ground lines to the nearest cable box some distance away. The lines were laid in an exceptionally short time and under heavy hostile shell-fire. through their prompt action and total disregard of personal danger, communication was quickly restored during a critical period of this operation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Date of death26 January 1961
Place of burialBotany Cemetery

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