Private Arthur Hill

Service number 2537
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Port Melbourne
Death Date 1916-10-27
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
  • 29th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 29th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Arthur Hill (2537, 29th Battalion) was a farm labourer from Moonee Ponds, Victoria. He had been a bugler with the CMF before enlisting in September 1915. Arthur was killed in action near Flers, France on 27 October 1916, only 12 days after joining his battalion. He is commemorated at the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France. Arthurs’ mother wrote that he was 16 years 4 months. Arthur’s father Private Thomas Hill also served in the AIF with the 4th Australian Division Headquarters.



Date of enlistment 15 November 1915
Date of embarkation 14 March 1916
Date of death 27 October 1916
Date of fate 27 October 1916