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Auction: 24001 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
Lot: 304

Army L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 3rd issue, Australia (393 W.O.II E. M. Hill, A.I.C.), nearly extremely fine

Approximately 250 issued.

Awarded as per Government Gazette No. 15 of March 1935.

Everard Michael Hill was born in Young, New South Wales on 21 July 1894. A Clerk by occupation, he enlisted into the Australian Imperial Force at Sydney on 2 August 1915. On 12 November 1915 he departed Sydney for Egypt as part of the 6th Reinforcement Group for the 18th Battalion, 5th Brigade, 2nd Division. Posted to “C” Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Brigade, 1st Division, on 14 February 1916, he embarked at Alexandria for Marsailles on 22 March 1916. Posted to northern France, he was slightly wounded at Pozieres on 18 August 1916. After a period of sickness he was present in the attacks at Passchendaele during the Autumn of 1917.

He returned to Sydney in May 1919 and was discharged on 9 July 1919. On 6 April 1920 he enlisted into the Permanent Military Forces with the Instructional Staff in Sydney, becoming a Warrant Officer Class 1 in June 1937. On 15 December 1939 he was appointed Honorary Lieutenant in the Australian Instructional Corps and Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster of the 2nd Battalion. Further promotions followed, becoming a Temporary Major in August 1941. He died suddenly on 5 March 1943 at Kedron Camp and was buried at Luywych Cemetery, Queensland.

In addition to his Long Service Medal, he was entitled to a 1914-15 Star Trio, War and Australian Service Medals 1939-45.

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