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Jack Collins HILL

Regimental number57
Place of birthLake Rowan Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressCollingwood, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Alice Hill, 53 Mater Street, Collingwood, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date24 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name37th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/54/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 3 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 11 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 30 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'On the 9th April, 1918, east of HEILLY near ALBERT during heavy enemy bombardment, this N.C.O. who was in charge of the linesmen of his Battalion on numerous occasions directed and their work with great skill and himself repaired wires under very intense fire. He showed an utter disregard for his own safety and set a splendid example of courage and devotion to duty throughout the day, and it was largely due to his work that communications were maintained.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 March 1930

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