Born at Newcastle, NSW, Cof E. Enlisted 17 January 1916 age 24, clerk. Nok father, Richard Hilton of Palmerston St, Cottesloe Beach. Embarked at Fremantle 6 June 1916 per A29 Suevic. Wounded by gas, while serving in France 7 June 1918. RTA June 1919 and discharged 22 August 1919. Service medals: BWM and VM. Richard’s address in 1952 was Inglewood, WA.