Harold Hill DSC, RD, RNR
|Birth details unknown|
Retired: 9 Oct 1949
Warship Commands listed for Harold Hill, RNR
|HMS Gardenia (K 99)||Lt.Cdr.||Corvette||4 Dec 1940||Feb 1942|
|HMS Sandwich (L 12 / U 12)||Lt.Cdr.||Sloop||23 Feb 1942||30 Apr 1943|
|HMS Burges (K 347)||Lt.Cdr.||Frigate||30 Apr 1943||Oct 1944|
|HMS LST 358 (LST 358)||Lt.Cdr.||Tank landing ship||21 Dec 1944||1 Sep 1945|
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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