James Henry HILL

Regimental number3155
Date of birth11 September 1896
Place of birthCorumnun via Colac, Victoria
OccupationBank clerk
AddressNalangil via Colac, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, H Hill, Nalangil PO, Nalangil via Colac, Victoria
Previous military serviceMelbourne University Rifles
Enlistment date13 December 1917
Rank on enlistment2nd Air Mechanic
Unit nameFlying Corps, December 1917 Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number8/15/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Ormonde on 7 March 1918
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1921
Discharge date5 November 1921
Other details

War service: embarked from Melbourne, 6 March 1918; disembarked Suez, 4 April 1918; disembarked Southampton, 15 May 1918, and marched in to Australian Flying Corps Training Depot, Wendover. Marched out to 7th Training Squadron, 14 June 1918.

Granted leave with pay and subsistence to study stock breeding at H.S. Bennett, Ludswell, Salisbury. Leave extended, 20 June to 19 July 1919, to attend London School of Economics.

Detached to War Graves Service, London and France, 1 September 1919. Proceeded overseas to France, 9 September 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Demosthenes', 22 July 1921; disembarked in Melbourne, 13 September 1921; discharged, 5 November 1921.

Medal: British War Medal

Also served as Supply Officer, Australian Army Service Corps, 1 October 1929-30 September 1933; and in World War II in Service Corps, Eastern Command, from 14 November 1939.

Place of burialAnglesea Cemetery, Victoria