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Robert Thomas HILL

Regimental number18236
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationRigger
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 5.25"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinDaughter, Miss Dorothy May Hill, 40 Victoria Street, Pott's Point, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 November 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameApril 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/42/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 2 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 18 July 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 2 August 1917; disembarked Glasgow, Scotland, 2 October 1917. Proceeded overseas to France, 31 January 1918; taken on strength, 3rd Field Company Engineers, 23 February 1918.

Detached to Inland Water Transport, 20 December 1918; rejoined unit from detachment, 13 February 1919. Appointed Lance Corporal, 1 April 1919; Temporary Corporal, 14 April 1919.

Marched out for return to Australia, 20 May 1919. Commenced return to Australia, 18 July 1919; admitted to ship's hospital, 5 September 1919 (gastritis); disembarked Melbourne, 7 September 1919; discharged, 8 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HILL Robert Thomas

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