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Thomas Rowland Hill was born in Ballarat and was a Plumber by trade when he enlisted in the 8th Light Horse Regiment, 10th Reinforcement on 15 June 1915 at the age of 19. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 9 September 1915. On December 18th he joined the 8th Light Horse at Mudros during the final phase of the evacuation from Gallipoli. In October 1916 he was attached to the Fantasse Repair Shop at Romani and in January 1917 he was transferred to the 1st Field Squadron Engineers ANZAC Mounted Division as a driver. In May 1917 he was admitted to the Citadel Military Hospital at Cairo, suffering from tonsillitis, and in April 1918, while in Jerusalem, he was charged with being absent without leave for one hour and deprived of one day's pay. After the war he returned home on the Demosthenes, disembarking at Melbourne on March 2nd 1919.
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