William Eric HILL

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HILL, William Eric

Service Numbers: 5939, 8883
Enlisted: 16 January 1915, Oaklands, South Australia
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 1st Australian Army Service Corps Company
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, April 1894
Home Town: Nailsworth, Prospect, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Plumber
Died: Died of wounds, Gallipoli, 12 November 1915
Cemetery: Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Campbelltown Methodist Church WW1 Honour Roll, North Adelaide Public School Roll of Honor, Prospect Roll of Honour A-G WWI Board
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World War 1 Service

16 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5939, Oaklands, South Australia
26 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 5939, 4th Light Horse Brigade Train, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
26 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Driver, SN 5939, 4th Light Horse Brigade Train, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
12 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 8883, 1st Australian Army Service Corps Company , 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...8883 Driver William Eric Hill, 20th Company AASC. A plumber of Nailsworth, SA, he embarked from Adelaide aboard HMAT Afric (A19) on 26 May 1915 with the 14th Company Army Service Corps, 4th Light Horse Brigade Train. On 12 November 1915 he received a bullet wound to the head and subsequently died. He was buried the next day in Shrapnel Valley Cemetery and the service was conducted by Chaplain 4th Class Thomas Pearce Bennett." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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