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Robert Henry HILL

Regimental number1438
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
Addressc/o Mrs J G Fittion, "Geelong", Albert Street, Banksia, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Linda Hill, 'Geelong', Albert Street, Banksia, New South Wales
Enlistment date1 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 26 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll4162
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Company Engineers
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1917
Medals

Military Medal

'East of MESSINES on the night of 9th/10th June 1917 he was in charge of a mixed carrying party of sappers and infantry, carrying stores forward to the support line for the construction of wire entanglements. Owing to the heavy barrage the men kept losing touch with each other and at great personal risk this N.C.O. moved up and down the column encouraging the party to 'close up'. He made three journeys through heavy shell fire, delivered the stores, and so enabled the wiring parties to complete their work.'

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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