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Trooper Sidney Hill

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Sidney Edward Hill

Ancestor's date of birth: Detail not provided

Ancestor's date of death: Detail not provided

Cause of Death: Not Known

Service Number: 158

Colony or State of enlistment: QLD, Place of Enlistment: Warwick Queensland

Unit: 1st Queensland Mounted Contingent

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: Detail not provided

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Detail not provided

Murray Page: 451

Contingent: 1st Queensland

Ship: Cornwall Date of Sailing: 01/11/1899

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Decorations: Detail not provided

Personal Characteristics: Trooper Sidney Hill was a professional photographer and took his camera to war with him. He not only took photo's of the war but was a writer and sent stories back to Australia that were published. One story was titled "The 1st Qld Contingent. The Sunnyside engagement,proceeding at Douglas". In this article he describes the death of Trooper Victor Jones. At the conclusion of this article he wrote,

" These noble lads rode bodley on
In front of their commanders,
They shed their blood for Briton's cause,
Did these gallant young Queenslanders"

Reasons to go and fight: Ex British Rifles

Details of service in war: Trooper Hill was Invalided back to England with Enteric Fever on the 23rd May 1900 and returned to Australia for discharge February 1901.

Service and life after the Boer War: Detail not provided

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Ivy Siddle, Redcliffe QLD

Relationship to Ancestor: Granddaughter

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