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Clifford John HILLS

Regimental number1192
Place of birthHamilton Tas
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressHamilton, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinEden Thomas Hills the Elder, Hamilton, Tasmania
Enlistment date29 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 1 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 15 February 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Hobart Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during our attack on enemy positions near ZONNEBEKE on 26th September, 1917. He was of great value to his Company Commander in disposing the Company at the forming up position prior to the attack and when attack was launched he showed exceptional qualities as a leader, he kept his men well in hand and inspired them by his example. When his Platoon Commander was wounded he immediately took charge and succeeded in reaching his objective and consolidated his position. He has been previously noticed for gallant work and utter disregard of his own safety.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death4 December 1983

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