056 – Private Murchison James Henry Hill

Private Murchison James Henry Hill 3rd General Service Reinforcements

Born at Tullah and living at Roseberry at the time of his enlistment in July 1918, Murchison’s Christian name certainly reflects his West Coast origins. He was another who was of short stature, being just 5 feet tall and weighing 10 stone, more suited to working in mines than carrying heavy packs on long marches.  He was admitted twice to the ship’s hospital during the voyage to England and on arrival there was admitted to hospital at Chatham. He left England on 15 January 1919 for the voyage home.  Post war he returned to the West Coast for a period before moving to Victoria. He died at Warragul Victoria in 1937.