Alfred Thomas HILL MC, MID


HILL, Alfred Thomas

Service Number: 500
Enlisted: 24 August 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Birmingham, England, 1891
Home Town: Broken Hill, Broken Hill Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Northfield Church School, Worcestershire, England
Occupation: Miner
Died: Died of wounds, France, 30 May 1918
Cemetery: La Kreule Military Cemetery, Hazebrouck
Plot 1, Row D, Grave 10
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

24 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 500, Morphettville, South Australia
20 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 500, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 500, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Adelaide
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 500, 10th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
30 May 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 10th Infantry Battalion, Merris (France)

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Biography contributed by Robert Kearney

Alfred Thomas HILL was born in Birmingham, England in 1891

His parents were Alfred & Ada Ann HILL

His brother 1101 Pte. George Hill (/explore/people/367981) of the 1st Pioneer Battalion AIF  died of wounds on 17 November 1916 - Both were original members of the 10th Battalion.

Lieutenant A. HILL, M.C., died of wounds in France after being wounded for the sixth time. His mother resides in England. Lieutenant Hill left with the original 10th Battalion, and went
right through the Gallipoli campaign. In France he was promoted, and was mentioned in dispatches for distinguished services. He also received the Military Cross for the following act
of gallantry as recorded in the 'London Gazette': —'Lieutenant Alfred Thomas Hill, for conspicuoua gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his platoon forward under heavy hostile fire, and
was largely responsible for checking the enemy's advance at a critical time.' For some time before his death Lieutenant Hill had been acting captain of his company. He was always bright
and cheerful and a cool leader in battle. His loss is keenly felt. His brother, Private G. Hill, was also killed in France. The news of Lieutenant Hill's death was received in Adelaide by
Miss Lottie Kearvell.

AUSTRALIAN SOLDIERS. (1918, October 19). Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954), p. 38. Retrieved February 2, 2018, from