Clifton John HILL


HILL, Clifton John

Service Number: 6769
Enlisted: 7 July 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hillston, New South Wales, February 1896
Home Town: Hillston, Carrathool, New South Wales
Schooling: Hillston, Public School, New South Wales
Occupation: Grocer
Died: Illness - Broncho Pneumonia, Military Hospital Fargo, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, 1 March 1917
Cemetery: Durrington Cemetery, Wiltshire
Grave 215. INSCRIPTION TOO FAR AWAY THY GRAVE TO SEE BUT NEVER TOO FAR TO THINK OF THEE, Durrington Cemetery, Durrington, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hillston Memorial Park Gates
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World War 1 Service

7 Jul 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6769, 8th Infantry Battalion
17 Nov 1916: Involvement Private, SN 6769, 8th Infantry Battalion
17 Nov 1916: Embarked Private, SN 6769, 8th Infantry Battalion, SS Port Napier, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 19 and the son of Stephen and Rose Mary Hill, of Hillston, New South Wales.

Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK/Scotland/Ireland 

Died on this date – 1st March…… Clifton John Hill was born at Hillston, New South Wales in 1896.

He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 7th July, 1916 as a 19 year old, single, Grocer from Hillston, NSW.

Private Clifton John Hill, Service Number 6769, embarked from Sydney on HMAT Port Napier on 17th November, 1916 with the 8th Infantry Battalion, 22nd Reinforcements & disembarked at Devonport, England on 29th January, 1917.

Reinforcements were only given basic training in Australia. Training was completed in training units in England. Some of these were located in the Salisbury Plain & surrounding areas in the county of Wiltshire.
On 16th February, 1916 Private Hill was admitted sick to Fargo Hospital, Wiltshire.

Private Clifton John Hill died at 2.15 a.m. on 1st March, 1917 at Military Hospital Fargo, Wiltshire from Broncho Pneumonia.

He was buried in Durrington Cemetery, Wiltshire, England where 140 other WW1 Australian War Graves are located.

(The above is a summary of my research. The full research can be found by following the link below)