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Sydney HILLMAN

Regimental number1406
Place of birthLondon England
ReligionBaptist
OccupationMiner
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, Walter Hillman, 2 Knowle Road, Brixton, London, England
Enlistment date12 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Courage and good judgement as Lewis Machine Gun Sergeant. (Ligny 27 February 1917).

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He displayed great courage and determination in maintaining his position against very superior numbers of the enemy. He was wounde.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

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