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William John Rusden Hill

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Portrait of Second Lieutenant William John Rudsen Hill, Archives New Zealand, R24184496. Image may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Second Lieutenant William John Rudsen Hill, Archives New Zealand, R24184496. Image may b …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William John Rusden AWMM
  • Surname
    Hill AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 12/2567 AWMM
    • WWI 1/664 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1883 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 1914 AWMM Care of A. Sandford, Union Bank, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW1 Samuel Hill (father), Valuation Department, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW1 Samuel Hill (father), Permit and Passport Officer, Internal Affairs, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 15 August 1914 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Pre 13 June 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 12/2567 AWMM
    • WWI 1/664 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Cross (MC) AWMM
    2 December 1918 AWMM
    MC. "Finding his line was badly enfiladed he took four men with him and worked out to the threatened flank. He reorganised the troops there and led them forward against heavy fire and re-established the situation. His gallantry and leadership inspired and encouraged the men at a trying time." (London Gazette, issue 31043, pub. on 29 November 1918, p. 86) AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Samuel and Caroline Hill of Auckland, New Zealand

    Joined at the outbreak of war, serving in Samoa and Gallipoli AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    5 September 1918 AWMM
    Age 36 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France AWMM IV D 25 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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

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Sources

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