Arthur Charles Rowland Hill

First Name: 
Arthur
Middle Name: 
Charles Rowland
Last Name: 
Hill
Date of Birth: 
Sunday, October 14, 1883
Mother's Name: 
Esther Hill nee Carkeat
Father's Name: 
Thomas Hill
Date Enlisted: 
Wednesday, January 5, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Sergeant
Unit: 
45th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, February 28, 1952
Place of Death: 
Bulli, N.S.W.
Details: 

Arthur Hill (Service No 5381) was born in Copperfield, Qld.  In 1904 he married Jane Moore.

At enlistment Arthur was 32 years old, worked as a miner and he lived with his wife and children at Woonona, N.S.W.  He embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A71 Nestor with 13th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement on 9th April 1916.  Whilst on board he was transferred to 45th Battalion.

He arrived in France on 14th June 1916 and joined 45th Battalion in the field on 19th July 1916.

Arthur was promoted to Lance Corporal on 4th September 1916.  On 1st May 1917 he was promoted to Corporal, then made Sergeant on 15th May 1918.

Arthur was returned to Australia in August 1919 and discharged from the AIF on 1st October 1919.

After the war he returned to work in the mines, eventually becoming a mine deputy.

Arthur died in Bulli and is buried in Bulli Cemetery.  His service is commemorated on the Bulli-Woonona War Memorial.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, HILL A C R

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