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William HILL

Regimental number3495
Place of birthLorne, Co Antrim, Ireland
OccupationTramway staff
Address4 Barr Street, Balmain, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 9"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinSister, H Mulliham, Tailford, Woolamba River, North Coast, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Discharge date4 January 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney on HMAT 'Port Lincoln', 13 October 1915; taken on strength of 53rd Bn, Tel-el-Kebir, 16 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria on 'Royal George' and proceeded to join British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 28 June 1916.

Admitted to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 20 July 1917; transferred to 3rd Canadian Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, 21 July 1916 (shrapnel wound, right arm). Embarked Boulogne on HS 'Cambria' and proceeded to England, 26 July 1916, and admitted to 3rd Northern General Hospital; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Sheffield, 4 December 1916; released on furlough, 28 December 1916; discharged from hospital to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 21 February 1917.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on HMAT 'Militades', 4 May 1917; disembarked Sydney, July 1917. Discharged as being medically unfit, Sydney, 4 January 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
SourcesNAA: B2455, HILL William

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