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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Hill, Alfred Wallace (255/6900)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 19 years 8 months

Enlistment Details: Saturday, 15 August 1914 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 255/6900            view online service record

173 Bay Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Emma Lena Hill
173 Bay Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Wednesday, 21 October 1914
Ship: HMAT Orvieto A3
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion

KIA: Tuesday, 16 April 1918
Place: France

Brothers: Roland Edward Alix Hill, Charles Edgar George Hill and Horace John Cedric Hill.

Corporal, 6 Infantry, killed in action 16 April, 1918, age 23, commemorated Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, France.

Parents: Dr Charles E HILL and Mrs Leila L Hill, born Windsor, educated Albert Park Grammar School. Enlisted as a dental student, 173 Bay Street. 121, Charles Edgar, 54924, Horace John and 122, Roland Edward HILL all enlisted from the address, their father shown as a dentist, Charles and Horace as dental mechanics and Roland as a medicine dispenser. Alfred was commemorated at the Bridge Street Presbyterian Church. The circular notes four other sons “too young or incapacitated to enlist”.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

1915 ‘Well Represented at Front.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 15 May, p. 2, viewed 29 April, 2015,

Wallace was wounded at the Dardanelles and ‘sympathetic references’ were made to him at the meeting of the Port Bicycle Club on 13 May 1915. The members subsequently passed a vote of sympathy to Dr Hill with hope that his son would soon be restored to health. It was also decided unanimously that the names of all members serving the Empire should be inscribed on a roll of honour.

1915 ‘Bicycle Club.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 22 May, p. 2, viewed 30 April, 2015,


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted June 18, 2017 3.51 pm 0Likes

    HILL – Killed in action somewhere in in France on the 16th April, Corporal A. W. (Wally) Hill, 6th formerly 5th Battalion, beloved son of Leila and C. E. Hill, D.D.S., Port Melbourne and brother of Sydney, Staff-Sergeant Roland (on active service), Staff sergeant Edgar (Anzac returned), Malcolm, Private Horace (in camp), Ronald and Raymond; also beloved husband of Emmie Hill, aged 23 years

    (shown as single on Attestation, he married Emma Seline HALL prior to embarking)

  • Irene.Morley. (nee Hill)
    Posted August 21, 2023 6.37 pm 0Likes

    My mother was Emma Selina Hill (nee Hall)
    I was born 24.06 1937 at Dalkeith private hospital Albert Park to Emma and Charles Edgar Hill brother to A W Hill who was killed in France.
    I was youngest of 6 brothers and 1 sister. We lived in Canterbury Rd Albert Park where my father ran a bicycle shop with petrol pump at the front.
    We have quite a family history in this area.

    • David Thompson
      Posted August 21, 2023 7.20 pm 0Likes

      Thanks Irene,
      You certainly do have a quite a history in the area. Four brothers (your father and three uncles) served during WWI – Alfred Wallace, Roland, Charles Edgar and Horace. Their father was Dr C E Hill who was a member of the Port Melbourne Bicycle Club so it is not surprising to learn that your father ran a bicycle shop.

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