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Roland Justice Hill

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Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 331 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 331 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    • Roland Justice AWMM
    • Rowland Justus Public - Maggie - Other relative - 20 March 2018 - English Birth Certificate - born 23/11/1885
  • Surname
    Hill AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Roland Justus Hill AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 8/1506 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 November 1885 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    23rd November 1885 Public - Maggie - Other relative - 20 March 2018 - English Birth Certificate
  • Place of birth
    15, Wendell Road, Shepherds Bush, London, England Public - Maggie - Other relative - 20 March 2018 - English Birth Certificate
  • Birth notes
    • Father Justus Hill was a noted Victorian artist in oil and water colour; mother was Hannah and maide Public - Maggie - Other relative - 20 March 2018 - English Birth Certificate
    • Father Justus Hill was a noted Victorian artist in oil and water colour; mother was Hannah. Public - Maggie - Other relative - 20 March 2018 - English Birth Certificate
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 13 Grange Street, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs C.N. Hill (wife), 118 Walker Street, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 8/1506 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM OtagoNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Accidental death on active service AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • 'A tragic affair occurred in the 2nd Battalion lines on March 3rd. Captain R.J. Hill M.C., and 2nd Lieut. D. McLean were fatally shot without apparent reason by a private of the Battalion Transport, who, presumably insane, subsequently shot himself. A funeral service was held in the Hondeghem Cemetery on the following day was attended by representatives of each company and of other branches of the Division.' (Byrnes -Official History of the Otago Regiment) AWMM
    • Captain Hill was the battalion quartermaster, and when his regiment was in battle, he was able to obtain extra men when necessary to make sure that the front was supplied with all needs. In early March 1918, the men were stood down for a short time, and so extra manpower could not be retained. Roland asked Lieut. McLean to tell the private Avon Roderique, that he would be returning to his old regiment, and that was why the private went berserk - he could not face returning to the front and blamed the two officers. So sad for all! Public - John - Other relative - 29 May 2017 - Family Papers, though the English family did not then know the true circumstances of his death. Official History of the Otago Regiment gives full detail, as does Captain Hill's New Zealand War record. We have a copy of the Chaplain's letter, and pictures of Captain Hill, the military funeral, his MC and citation and have visited the graves in Hondeghem.
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    3 March 1918 AWMM
    Age 31 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Hondeghem Churchyard, Nord, France AWMM A 2 AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

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Memorial

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Sources

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
20 March 2018MaggieNorthampton, EnglandOther relative
29 May 2017JohnNorthampton.Other relative

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