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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/St. Hill, Lieut.-Colonel Windle Hill

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St. Hill, Lieut.-Colonel Windle Hill, M.H.A., was born on July 11th, 1839, entered the army in Feb. 1858, became captain in June 1867, brevet lieut.-colonel in June 1876, and retired from the army (19th Foot) in August 1881. Colonel St. Hill served with distinction in the New Zealand war from 1860 to 1865, and for his gallant services was mentioned in despatches, received the war medal, and was promoted to brevet-major. He was private secretary to Sir F. Weld when Governor of Tasmania for two years, and was commandant of the local forces of that colony from June 1878 to May 1880. He has been member for North Hobart in the House of Assembly since July 1886.