Joseph Thomas HILL

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HILL, Joseph Thomas

Service Number: 4301
Enlisted: 4 October 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Wolseley, South Australia, July 1886
Home Town: Clare, Clare and Gilbert Valleys, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Gardener
Died: Died of wounds, Vignacourt, France, 27 June 1918
Cemetery: Vignacourt British Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial (South Australia), Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Clare Memorial Arch WW I*
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World War 1 Service

4 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4301, Adelaide, South Australia
7 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4301, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
7 Nov 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4301, 32nd Infantry Battalion
26 Jun 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 4301, 32nd Infantry Battalion, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front", Shell wound (abdomen)
27 Jun 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4301, 32nd Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...4301 Private Joseph Thomas Hill, 32nd Battalion. A gardener from Clare, South Australia, prior to enlistment, he embarked with the 11th Reinforcements from Adelaide on 7 November 1916 aboard HMAT Afric (A19) for Plymouth, England. Following training in England he proceeded to France and joined his battalion on the Western Front near Bapaume. He was injured in a training accident on 8 May 1917 and was hospitalised for 12 days. Pte Hill was wounded in action near Amiens, France, on 26 June 1918 and died of these wounds the next day at 61 Casualty Clearing Station. He was aged 32 years." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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