Samuel HILL

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HILL, Samuel

Service Number: 1881
Enlisted: 7 March 1916, Burra, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Pioneer Battalion
Born: Burra, South Australia, 2 January 1890
Home Town: Burra, Goyder, South Australia
Schooling: Burra Public School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of Illness (broncho-pneumonia), France, 1 January 1917, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Heilly Station Cemetery
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Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Burra District WW1 Honor Roll, Burra Loyal Burra Lodge WW1 Roll of Honor, Burra WW1 & WW2 War Memorial, Yongala War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

7 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Burra, South Australia
11 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1881, 5th Pioneer Battalion
11 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1881, 5th Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Adelaide

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Biography

"THE LATE PRIVATE S. HILL.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hill, of Burra, have received word that their son, Private S. Hill, had died from broncho pneumonia in the 38th Casualty Clearing Station. Mr. and Mrs. Hill are old and well-respected residents of the Burra. All flags at the Burra were half-masted on receipt of the news. Private Hill, who was well respected, was born at the Burra in January, 1890, and was educated at the local public school. He was in the employ of the late Dr. Sangster for a long time. Private Hill later went to Yongala, and engaged in farming with his cousin, Mr. T. P. H. Selby. He was a prominent footballer, and was always noted for his gentlemanly behaviour both on and off the field, He was a member of the Foresters' Lodge at Burra. He went into camp in March last, and three weeks later sailed with the 2nd Reinforcements of the 5th Pioneers. He was in Egypt for five weeks, and then proceeded to France, where he remained until his death. The tidings of his death came as a great shock to his family. Only an hour after the news was told to them they received a letter from him, written in November, in which he stated that he was quite well. Mr. and Mrs. Hill had received word a few days previously that another son. Private G. Hill, had been wounded in the left thigh and was in England. Two other sons, Troopers Ben and Horace Hill, are serving with the Light Horse in Egypt." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 27 Jan 1917 (nla.gov.au)

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