Ellis Henry Hill

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Ellis Henry Hill
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Personal Information
Date of Birth 11 Apr 1896
Place of Birth Perthville, Bathurst, New South Wales
Death 20 Dec 1972
Place of Death Trigg, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 19 years, 11 months
Description 5'6" (1.m) tall ; 116lbs
52.617 kg
; fair complexion ; grey eyes ; fair hair
Occupation Labourer
Religion Methodist
Address Maddington, Western Australia
Next of Kin Father , Mr Arthur Hill
Military Information
Reg Number 1933
Date of Enlistment 21 Mar 1916
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 51st Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
Date of Embarkation 18 Jul 1916 ‒ 9 Sep 1916
Ship Embarked On HMAT A48 Seang Bee
Date of Return 24 Jan 1919 ‒ 28 Feb 1919
Ship Returned On HMHS Delta
Fate Returned to Australia
Monument Gosnells Road Board Honour Roll
Medals British War Medal
Victory Medal

War Service

Entering Blackboy Hill camp on 21 Mar 1916 Ellis was allocated to the 3rd reinforcement draft for the 51st Battalion after two weeks basic training and travelled with them to England. On arrival they were sent to the Salisbury Plains to complete their training. While there, on 13 Jan 1917 Ellis was charged with being AWOL from 1:00am to 4:00pm on 12 Jan 1917. Awarded 3 day's confined to barracks and the loss of a day's pay.

On 4 Feb 1917 he proceeded overseas to France through Folkestone aboard HMT Princess Victoria, and on 10 Feb 1917 he joined the 51st Battalion in the field at Flers where they were in the front lines. There are no entries in his records to indicate anything other than illness while he was in England, France and Belgium.

On 13 Feb 1918 while on leave in England, Ellis was admitted to the 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital in Bulford, suffering with Furnunculosis. Following treatment he was discharged on 18 Feb 1918 to enjoy the balance of his leave.

On 6 Nov 1918 Ellis attended the 13th Field Ambulance with bronchitis and was immediately passed to the 41st Stationary Hospital. Two days later he was transferred to the 1st General Hospital in Etretat, and he also spent time with the 1st Presbyterian USA General Hospital in Etretat with Bronchitis and an injury to his right hand. He was transferred to England aboard HMHS Aberdonian on 6 Dec 1918, and the next day he was admitted to the Endel Street Military Hospital in London still suffering with Bronchitis. On 17 Dec 1918 he was discharged to the 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital and soon after granted furlough until 2 Jan 1919.

Ellis returned from leave a day late and was charged with being AWOL, forfeiting 2 day's pay. During the voyage home, Ellis was admitted to the ship's Hospital for treatment of an abscesses.

Post War

In early 1925 in the Murray District, Ellis married Lucille Francis Cusack. Lucille died in 1957.

During WW2 Ellis enlisted on 27 Apr 1942 in the 12 Battalion (Jarrah) Volunteer Defence Corps and served as a Lance Sergeant. He was discharged on 16 May 1943.

Electoral Roll entries: 1925 at 119 Eighth avenue, unemployed; 1925 - 1937 at No.4 State Saw Mill, Wuraming, timber worker; 1943 Hakea, allowance postmaster; 1949 Coolup, postmaster; 1954 - 1958 Boyanup, postmaster; 1963 - 1972 at 23 Arnott street Triggs, Postmaster


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