William Foreman HILL

Regimental number2047
Place of birthDundee, Scotland
ReligionChurch of England
Address1 Blackburn Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation41
Height5' 0.5"
Weight108 lbs
Next of kinSon, William Duncan Hill, 8 Lorimer Street, Dundee, Scotland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 October 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 January 1918
Discharge date19 March 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, England

Embarked Adelaide, 17 February 1916; disembarked Suez, 11 March 1916.

Taken on strength (supernumerary), 32nd Bn, Ferry Post, 12 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria, 6 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 16 June 1916.

Found guilty, 23 August 1916, insolence to an NCO: awarded 120 hours' detention.

Found guilty, 2 October 1916, of drunkenness, 31 September 1916: fined 2/6.

Appointed Acting Sergeant, 8th Training Bn, Hurdcott, 29 June 1917; reverted to Acting Lance Corporal, 11 July 1917.

Found guilty, 4 October 1917, of being absent without leave from midnight, 12 September, till apprehended by Military Police at Tay Bridge Railway Station, Scotland, at 7 pm, 25 September 1917: reduced to the rank of Private, and forfeited a total of 13 days' pay.

Marched in to 15th Training Bn, 5 November 1917.

Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 22 November 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Darwin', 11 January 1918, for discharge (cardiac table, under height, poor physique); discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 19 March 1918.

War service: 2 years 153 days (of which 2 years 26 days were abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death not attributed to war service.
Miscellaneous detailsName entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as William Foremaw HILL.
Date of death10 April 1936
SourcesNAA: B2455, HILL William Foreman