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Thomas HILL

Regimental number265
Place of birthDundee, Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressEast Street, Brompton, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation40
Height5' 6"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Fanny Hill, East Street, Brompton, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 13 years in the British Army (Corporal).
Enlistment date13 September 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919
Discharge date12 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 18 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 18 December 1915.

Appointed Acting Band Seergeant, Tel el Kebir, 9 February 1916.

Promoted Sergeant, Ferry Post, 16 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Reverted to Private at own request, 16 July 1916.

Attached to 5th Division Ordnance Corps, 17 February 1917.

Detached to 5th Brigade Headquarters, 1 June 1917.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 14 March 1919; disembarked Plymouth, 16 March 1919, and marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Devanah', 8 May 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 20 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 12 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1 January 1928
SourcesNAA: B2455, HILL Thomas

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