Archibald Lionel HILLIER

Regimental number14205
Date of birth16 May 1882
Place of birthRyde, Isle of Wight, England
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation34.7
Height5' 9.5"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs G I Hillier, c/o Mrs Bain, Whangarei
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in D Squadron, King's Colonials; resigned; not serving in any military unit at time of NZEF enlistment.
Enlistment date7 March 1916
Place of enlistmentTrentham
Rank on embarkationCorporal
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 8th Reinforcements to 1st Battalion, E Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on board HMNZT Maunganui on 26 June 1916
Final rankSergeant
Final unit2nd Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
FateKilled in Action 12 October 1917
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsTyne Cot Memorial (New Zealand Apse, Panel 7), Belgium
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Wife: Georgina Isabella Hillier, Mill Road, Whangarei
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Wellington, 26 June 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 22 August 1916; marched into Sling Camp, 23 August 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 19 September 1916; joined 2nd Bn, NZ Rifle Brigade, in the field, 3 October 1916, and posted to A Company.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 14 October 1916.

Promoted Corporal, 19 October 1916.

Promoted Sergeant, 15 December 1916.

Detached to Corps School, 13 March 1917; rejoined unit from detachment, 25 March 1917.

Admitted to No 1 NZ Field Ambulance, 2 May 1917 (mumps); rejoined unit, in the field, 22 May 1917.

Detached to No 2 Field Company NZ Engineers, 23 July 1917.

Wounded in action, 9 September 1917, remaining at duty.

On leave to United Kingdom, 13 September 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 25 September 1917.

Reported wounded and missing, 12 October 1917.

Now, 27 October 1917, reported killed in action, 12 October 1917.

Note on file: 'Buried at Adler Farm, Bellevue Ridge 17th Oct 1917'; grave subsequently lost.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNominal Roll Vol. 2: Roll 34, p. 28
Archives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 18048138