Jack Harris (John) HILL

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HILL, Jack Harris

Service Number: WX3434
Enlisted: 5 November 1940
Last Rank: Not yet discovered
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 11 November 1920
Home Town: Geelong, Greater Geelong, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Soldier
Died: Injuries, Cabarlah, Qld., 24 January 1946, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Drayton and Toowoomba Cemetery, Queensland
Plot B Row B Grave 16
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement SN WX3434
5 Nov 1940: Enlisted SN WX3434

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

John was travelling in an army truck along Allora Road, Toowoomba, Queensland. Due to the tropical rains the road was flooded and John leant out over the back of the truck to place his map case over the truck’s exhaust. The vehicle suddenly lunged and John was thrown from the vehicle and under one of its wheels, where upon his skull was crushed. The tragedy was compounded by the fact that this officer had endured so much heartache and hardship as a Prisoner of War.