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Regimental number170
Place of birthKilliney, Castlegregory, Co. Kerry, Ireland
SchoolCastlegregory National School, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Age on arrival in Australia18
ReligionChurch of England
AddressClermont, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinChristopher Hilliard, Tralee, Castle Gregory, Kerry, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularMigrated alone to Australia.
FateKilled in Action 24 December 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialDelville Wood Cemetery (Plot IX, Row I, Grave no. 6), Longueval, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Christopher and Johanna HILLIARD, Castlegregory, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Family/military connectionsBrother: William HILLIARD, wounded in the American Division, France.

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