The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private B J Hills


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Private Basil John HILLS,  G/28760, 7th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, Flanders France, 4th April 1918, age 19.

Born Ashford, Kent, son of Frank & Rose Emma Hills, of 140, Newtown, Ashford, Kent.


1911 Census - 11 Beaver Place, Ashford, Kent - Frank Hills, head, age 39, married, wood sawyer, machiner, carriage department, South Eastern Railway Works, worker, born Kingsnorth, Kent; Rose Emma Hills, wife, age 37, married 15 years, 5 children, 4 still alive, born Staplehurst, Kent; Charles William Frank Hills, son, age 14, bootmakers shop boy, worker, born Ashford, Kent; Basil John Hills, son, age 12, school & news boy, part worker, born Ashford, Kent; Ernest George Hills, son, age 6, school, born Ashford, Kent; Leslie James Hills, son, age 28 months, born Ashford, Kent.


Enlisted  Canterbury, Kent.

Buried at Picquigny British Cemetery, A. 11., France. Commemorated at Christ Church South Ashford War Memorial.


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