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Henry Alexander HILLS

Regimental number2377
Place of birthSemaphore, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressRichmond Road, Westbourne Park, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 4.75"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Helen Hills, Richmond Road, Westbourne Park, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 June 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 21 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 January 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date10 March 1918
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 6573 Pte Walter George HILLS, 27th Bn, killed in action, 28 October 1917; 2799 Pte William Edward HILLS, 16th Bn, returned to Australia, 5 March 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Karoola', 24 January 1918; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, both wrists), Adelaide, 10 March 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death13 April 1955
Place of burialCentennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, HILLS Henry Alexander

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