Harold Hill DSC, RD, RNR

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13 Aug 1928 S.Lt.
13 Aug 1930 Lt.
13 Aug 1938 Lt.Cdr.
9 Oct 1949 Cdr. (retired)

Retired: 9 Oct 1949


1 Mar 1937 Royal Humane Society Medal in Bronze
5 Jan 1943 DSC

Warship Commands listed for Harold Hill, RNR

HMS Gardenia (K 99)Lt.Cdr.Corvette4 Dec 1940Feb 1942
HMS Sandwich (L 12 / U 12)Lt.Cdr.Sloop23 Feb 194230 Apr 1943
HMS Burges (K 347)Lt.Cdr.Frigate30 Apr 1943Oct 1944
HMS LST 358 (LST 358)Lt.Cdr.Tank landing ship21 Dec 19441 Sep 1945

Career information

Hill was awarded the Royal Humane Society Medal in Bronze on 1 March 1937 for an incident on SS Somerset in Brisbane, Australia (Case #53980).

He retired in New Zealand after the war.

Events related to this officer

Corvette HMS Gardenia (K 99)

23 Sep 1941
HMS Gardenia (Lt.Cdr. H. Hill, RNR) picks up 11 survivors from the British merchant Niceto de Larrinaga that was torpedoed and sunk the previous day by German U-boat U-103 south-west of the Canary Islands in position 27°32'N, 24°26'W.

1 Feb 1942
The civil parish of Llangan, Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales, adopted HMS Gardenia during Warship Week. This was presented by the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, February 1942 (1)

Sloop HMS Sandwich (L 12 / U 12)

31 Jul 1942 (position 36.45, -22.50)
German U-boat U-213 was sunk in the North Atlantic south-east of the Azores, in position 36°45'N, 22°50'W by depth charges from the British sloops HMS Erne (Lt.Cdr. E.D.J. Abbot, RN), HMS Rochester (Cdr. C.B. Allen, RN) and HMS Sandwich (Lt.Cdr. H. Hill, RNR).


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