David HILTON

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HILTON, David

Service Number: 15465
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 15th Field Company Engineers
Born: Dundee, Scotland, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Northcote, Darebin, Victoria
Schooling: St Georges National School, Dublin, Ireland
Occupation: Plumber
Died: Killed in action, Polygon Wood, Ypres, Belgium, 26 September 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL Panel 7.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

7 Oct 1916: Involvement Sapper, SN 15465, Field Company Engineers, Third Ypres
7 Oct 1916: Embarked Sapper, SN 15465, Field Company Engineers, HMAT Ceramic, Sydney
26 Sep 1917: Involvement Sapper, SN 15465, 15th Field Company Engineers, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

15th Field Coy., Australian Engineers

He was 39 and the son of David and Catherine Hilton; husband of Eva Christina Hilton, of Shepparton, Victoria. He also left a son, David Craig Hilton.

Age on arrival in Australia-34

Address-17 Aberdeen Grove, Northcote, Victoria.

Enlistment date-25 February 1916
Rank on enlistment-Sapper
Unit name-September 1916 Reinforcements.

Age at embarkation-37

AWM Embarkation Roll number-14/42/2
Embarkation details
Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916.

War service: Western Front

David is remembered on the St. George's Great War Memorial now located in St. Thomas's Church,Cathal Brugha Street, Dublin 1.Also commemorated on this memorial is Australian soldier, Private Arthur George Hill who fell just days after David on 3rd October 1917  and who is also officially commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial.

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