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Norman Charles HILL

Regimental number1590
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
AddressReceiving House, Royal Park, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinJ F Hill, Receiving House, Royal Park, Victoria
Enlistment date24 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 8 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF23
Promotion date: 1 January 1919


Unit: INF23
Promotion date: 1 April 1919

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 5 March 1918

FateReturned to Australia 30 April 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On one occasion, when no officers were available, he took command of a large party of reinforcements, and notwithstanding heavy shell fire and most difficult weather conditions, he succeeded in bringing them to the front line. His example of gallantry in action has often been remarkable, and his steadiness and reliability when out of the line has been of the greatest assistance to his officers.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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