William James Hills

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William James Hills
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Personal Information
Date of Birth 14 Sep 1897
Place of Birth Hastings, England
Death 11 Mar 1974, aged 77
Place of Death East Victoria Park
Age at Enlistment 44 years, 10 months
Occupation Clerk
Religion Church of England
Address Sixth road, Armadale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs Adeline Maude Hills
Military Information
Reg Number W992 & WX29445
Date of Enlistment 26 Sep 1940
Rank Corporal
Unit/Formation 3rd Australian Base Ordnance Depot
Post War Details
Fate Remiained in Australia
Medals 1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal

Pre War

During WW1 Bill had served in the British Army from 7 May 1913 until 27 Mar 1919 with the 1/1 Surrey Regiment, later the 3rd London Field Ambulance and the Army Service Corps. He married Adeline Maude ?? (1897 - 1977) Electoral Roll entries: 1922 Woolgana Station, station hand; 1925 - 1937 at Wilgoyne, Mukinbudin, farmer; 1943 at 6 Balmoral street, Victoria Park, soldier

War Service

Bill was mobilised with the 10th Australian Light Horse Regiment ww2 on 26 Sep 1940 and on 11 Jan 1941 he was posted to Bunbury. On 27 Jul 1942 he was transferred to the 2nd AIF and given a new Army Number WX29445. On 12 May 1944 Bill was entrained in Perth for New South Wales where on 12 Jul 1944 he joined the 1st Australian Base Depot - Personnel for reassignment. On 22 Jul 1944 Bill was posted to the 1st Australian Army Ordnance Corps Training Battalion in Victoria. From 18 September until 17 October 1944 Bill was detached to 3rd Australian Base Ordnance Depot'. On 27 Oct 1944 Bill was transfered to 3rd Australian Base Ordnance Depot, remaining with them until 8 Oct 1945 when he returned to take his discharge from Western Command Recruit Reception & General Details Depot on 19 Oct 1945

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1954 at Sixth road, Armadale, clerk; 1958 - 1963 - 1972 at 17 Riverview road, Victoria Park, no occupation;

Daughter Judith Ina, sons Colin and Clive Parmenter


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