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SYDNEY HILL

HILL, SYDNEY

RANK:   SERGEANT            SERIAL NO:  24/787

UNIT:    2nd BATTALION, 3rd  NEW ZEALAND RIFLE BRIGADE

BORN:       27/08/1892          -       LONDON, U.K.

DIED:     26/08/1918        KILLED IN ACTION 
     
PLACE:    IN THE FIELD, FRANCE (BAPAUME)

SINGLE:                  RELIGION:   C of E

WIFE:    
    
PARENTS:   Eustace and Agnes HILL, R.D.1, Orange, CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.

SIBLINGS:   

NEXT OF KIN:   EUSTACE HILL (father)

OCCUPATION:  STATION HAND

EMPLOYER:   W. FLEMING, FLEMINGTON, HATUMA, C.H.B.

LAST NZ ADDRESS:   FLEMINGTON, HATUMA

HEIGHT:   5’ 10½”        WEIGHT:    10st. 8lb.        CHEST:   32”

COMP:   FAIR        EYES:   BLUE            HAIR:  LIGHT BROWN
    
EDUCATION:   4th EDUCATIONAL STANDARD
 
GRAVE/MEMORIAL:   VAUIX HILL CEMETERY, PAS-DE-CALAIS,
                                    FRANCE                

                           
ENLISTED:      TRENTHAM            DATE:   28/05/1915

MAIN BODY:                   REINFORCEMENT:    

MILITARY RECORD:
28/05/1915.  POSTED TO ‘C’ COMPANY, 2nd BATTALION, TRENTHAM REGIMENT.
09/10/1915.  EMBARKED  WELLINGTON FOR SUEZ, EGYPT.
18/11/1915.  DISEMBARKED EGYPT.
17/01/1916.  PROCEEDED TO ISMALIA.
06/04/1916.  EMBARKED ALEXANDRIA FOR FRANCE.
21/12/1916.  TO PARIS ON LEAVE.
31/12/1917.  REJOINED UNIT IN THE FIELD.
29/01/1918. ON LEAVE.
13/02/1918.  REJOINED UNIT IN THE FIELD.
02/06/1918.  PROMOTED SERGEANT.
15/06/1918.  DETACHED TO 4th ARMY BOMBING SCHOOL.
04/07/1918.  RETURNED TO UNIT IN THE FIELD.
26/08/1918.  KILLED IN ACTION, IN THE FIELD, BAPAUME, FRANCE.
                                                                              
 

AWARDED:    

BRITISH WAR MEDAL.
VICTORY MEDAL.
1914-15 STAR.