Spirits of Gallipoli - Eternal Flame

The Spirits of Gallipoli


The Project

The Men

The Families

Brothers in Arms

The Cemeteries

The Forgotten Anzac

Honour Your Anzacs

The Book

The History

Sponsors and Friends


The Sources

Visit Gallipoli

For Sale

Contact Us

Site Map  

  Spirits of Gallipoli - Arthur HILLIER HILLIER, Arthur

Spirits of Gallipoli - Arthur HILLIER

Spirits of Gallipoli - Arthur HILLIER
Unit 3rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcements Rank Private
Date of Enlistment 28 April 1915 Service no. 2255
Date of Death 7 August 1915 Place of Death Lone Pine
Age 30    
Cemetery Lone Pine Cemetery Details N. 9
Epitaph None
Next of Kin (Son) - HILLIER, George Address 166 Queen St, Woollahra, NSW
Parents Adolphus Frederick and Mary Louisa Hillier Address Alton St, Woollahra NSW
Date of Birth 1884 Place of birth NSW Woollahra

3rd Battalion Unit Diary - 7 August 1915 - Lone Pine

We held our position against continuous bombing at which the enemy appear to be very expert.  Our casualties were heavy and we confidently expect from results of observation that theirs were the same.  About 70 prisoners and two machine guns were captured the previous night one of which is in action against the enemy.  Both our own M/guns were put out of action during the day by enemy M/gun on Johnstonís Jolly.  A strong counter attack was launched by the enemy on our front during the night.  Bombing which has been much neglected in our training is the thing required most.  Our men however demonstrated their ability to use bombs successfully and our trained men were as good as those of the enemy.

The day was spent in holding our front against bombs and consolidating the line.  A further 30 yards of trench was taken with this object about 1800 and prepared for defence.   We had no trouble here during night 7/8th inst.  Col E. S. Brown was killed and Major D. M. McConaghy assumed command.

AWM http://www.awm.gov.au/cms_images/AWM4/23/AWM4-23-20-6.pdf (source 7)

Other Sources

Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   Photo Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo  
The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper, 19 January 1916 (source 24)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   Photo Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   The Sydney Mail newspaper, 26 January 1916, page 23 (source 15)
Spirits of Gallipoli - News   Newspaper article Spirits of Gallipoli - News   The Northern Daily Leader Newspaper, 11 November 2005
Spirits of Gallipoli - Family Details   Family details Spirits of Gallipoli - Family Details   Spirits of Gallipoli
Spirits of Gallipoli - Headstone   Headstone Spirits of Gallipoli - Headstone   Gallipoli Photographic Expedition, 2009 (source 183)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Various Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Australian War Memorial, ACT, Panel 36 (source 14)

Spirits of Gallipoli - To top of page


[Home] [The Project] [The Men] [The Families] [Brothers in Arms] [The Cemeteries] [The Forgotten Anzac] [Honour Your Anzacs] [The Book] [The History] [Sponsors and Friends] [The Helpers] [The Sources] [Visit Gallipoli] [For Sale] [Contact Us] [Site Map]

 All information on the www.spirits-of-gallipoli.com website (i.e. texts, graphics etc.) are protected by copyright. The information published here may not be used either directly or indirectly for commercial purposes and may only be used for private purposes. Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, all other rights are reserved. Requests and inquiries concerning reproduction and rights should be addressed to Commonwealth Copyright Administration, Attorney Generalís Department, Robert Garran Offices, National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600 or posted at http://www.ag.gov.au/cca.

For problems or questions regarding this Web site contact [WebManager@spirits-of-gallipoli.com].