Hilton Norman Williamson

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WILLIAMSON, Hilton Norman

Service no: 1713 [1]

Place of birth: Orange, 23 January 1893

Address: 4 Bowen Terrace, East Orange

Occupation: Carpenter

Next of kin: Christopher Williamson (father), 4 Bathurst Road, East Orange

Date of enlistment: 17 January 1916

Place of enlistment: Orange

Age at enlistment: 22

Fate: Embarked 14 April 1916. Returned to Australia 5 July 1919.

Date of death: 15 June 1964, Manly Vale

Hilton Williamson was born in Orange in 1893. He was working as a carpenter and living in Bowen Terrace when WWI was declared. 22 year old Hilton enlisted in January 1916, embarking from Sydney in April the same year.

Hilton served as a private in the 45th Battalion for 3 ½ years, returning to Australia in July 1919.

On 16 April 1927 Hilton married Vivia Barbara Williamson at Nyrang Creek, Canowindra. The couple had one daughter. Hilton died at Manly Vale in June 1964.

Hilton's name appears on the Orange East Public School Honour Roll and the St John's Presbyterian Church Orange Honour Roll.

Leader, 16 July 1919, p. 3.

A Digger's Welcome [2]

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