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Samuel Douthitt Hill

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Samuel Douthitt AWMM
  • Surname
    Hill AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Samuell Douthitt Hill AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 60371 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 February 1892 AWMM New CastleKentucky AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    B.F. Hill (father), New Castle, Kentucky, United States of America AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 60371 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Accidentally run over by a lorry AWMM
    • 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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  • Son of Benjamin Franklin Hill and E Samuell Hill of New Castle, Kentucky, USA. American Consular Officer, Auckland.

    Hill was promoted to Lance Corporal (17 August 1917)

    Promoted to Corporal (9 October 1917)

    Lance Corporal (9 December 1917)

    Departed for France (14 April 1918)

    Etaples (16 April 1918)

    Accidentally killed when run over by lorry

    In April and May the Rifle Brigade was twice in the line, participating in raids but no major engagements. They were raided by the Germans.Shelling killed the Brigade Major on 31 May 1918. The Medical Officer and the Chaplain were killed on 8 June 1918 by shelling. 58 men were killed and 214 were wounded in the month of May , 1918. May 27, 1918. Motor lorries arrived with a shipment of greatcoats. May 30, 1918. Samuel D. Hill was accidentally killed (run over by a lorry) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    30 June 1918 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Somme American Cemetery, Bony, Aisne, France AWMM A. 29. 1. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      72: 27 AWMM
    • Stand to! The journal of the Western Front Association AWMM
      "What In Sam Hill ?" by Paul Guthrie, Number 66, pages 28-30, January 2003. AWMM
    • Austin, W. (1924). The official history of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade (The Earl of Liverpool's Own). Wellington, N.Z.: L T Watkins. AWMM
      Roll of Honour AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM

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