HILL, Benjamin Jacob
(Service number 4718)

Aliases Jacob Benjamin
First Rank Last Rank


Date abt 1874 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Brisbane, Australia
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status single
Next of Kin Miss Alice Hill, Claremont, then later 36 Beverly Road Timar
Religion Anglican
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with Australian Imperial Forces Served in
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 25th Battalion AIF, BEF 12th Reinforcement
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 25th Battalion AIF, BEF 12th Reinforcement
Date 12 April 1916
Transport HMAT Mooltan
Embarked From Sydney, Australia Destination England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With 25th Battalion AIF, BEF 12th Reinforcement

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Post-war Occupations


Date 14 November 1916 Age 41
Place of Death France
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery first buried Guidecourt in no mans land. Body exhumed 1925 and then buried Warlencourt New British Cemetery
Memorial Reference Plot 2, Row F, Grave 14
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Timaru South School WW1 Memorial plaque

Biographical Notes

Son of Jacob and Alice Hill (nee Silver) married 1857 West Bromich, England. Jacob Hill was Mayor of Timaru from 1893 - 1895. Emigrated to NZ in 1859, lived first in Waimate and then Timaru. Brother of Alice Hill, Claremont, then 36 Beverley Road, Timaru and CH Hill 43 David St, Preston, Victoria. Other siblings, John Zealandia, Joseph Benjamin, and Mary Silver.


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