Hill, Alfred Wallace (255/6900)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 19 years 8 months

Enlistment Details: Saturday, 15 August 1914 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 255/6900            view online service record

Address:
173 Bay Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Emma Lena Hill
173 Bay Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Wednesday, 21 October 1914
Ship: HMAT Orvieto A3
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion

Fate:
KIA: Tuesday, 16 April 1918
Place: France


Brothers: Roland Edward Alix Hill, Charles Edgar George Hill and Horace John Cedric Hil.

Corporal, 6 Infantry, killed in action 16 April, 1918, age 23, commemorated Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, France.

Parents: Dr Charles E HILL and Mrs Leila L Hill, born Windsor, educated Albert Park Grammar School. Enlisted as a dental student, 173 Bay Street. 121, Charles Edgar, 54924, Horace John and 122, Roland Edward HILL all enlisted from the address, their father shown as a dentist, Charles and Horace as dental mechanics and Roland as a medicine dispenser. Alfred was commemorated at the Bridge Street Presbyterian Church. The circular notes four other sons “too young or incapacitated to enlist”.

Additional research by Brian Membrey


1915 ‘Well Represented at Front.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 15 May, p. 2, viewed 29 April, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91165872

Wallace was wounded at the Dardanelles and ‘sympathetic references’ were made to him at the meeting of the Port Bicycle Club on 13 May 1915. The members subsequently passed a vote of sympathy to Dr Hill with hope that his son would soon be restored to health. It was also decided unanimously that the names of all members serving the Empire should be inscribed on a roll of honour.

1915 ‘Bicycle Club.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 22 May, p. 2, viewed 30 April, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91166886

Comments

  1. Brian Membrey says:

    HILL – Killed in action somewhere in in France on the 16th April, Corporal A. W. (Wally) Hill, 6th formerly 5th Battalion, beloved son of Leila and C. E. Hill, D.D.S., Port Melbourne and brother of Sydney, Staff-Sergeant Roland (on active service), Staff sergeant Edgar (Anzac returned), Malcolm, Private Horace (in camp), Ronald and Raymond; also beloved husband of Emmie Hill, aged 23 years

    (shown as single on Attestation, he married Emma Seline HALL prior to embarking)

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