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.