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Private E J Hill


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Private Edward James HILL, G/17623, 6th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, death presumed on or after, 30th November 1917.  

Born Sutton, Surrey, son of Edward & Mary Jane Hill.

3rd June 1894, St Barnabas, Sutton, Surrey, baptism of Edward James Hill, son of Edward, (greengrocer), & Mary Jane Hill, of 47 William Road, Sutton, Surrey.


1911 Census - 39 Lind Road, Sutton Surrey - Edward Hill, head, age 41, married, fishmonger, employer, born Sutton Surrey; Mary Hill, wife, age 43, married 22 years, 8 children, 5 still alive, assist in the business, worker, born St Pancras, London; Edward Hill, son, age 17, single, assist in the business, worker, born Sutton Surrey; Mary Hill, daughter, age 12, school, born Sutton Surrey; William Hill, son, age 9, born Sutton Surrey; Lily Hill, daughter, age 8, born Sutton Surrey; Samuel Hill, son, age 7, born Sutton Surrey.


1st June 1914, St Barnabas, Sutton, Surrey, Edward James Hill, age 20, bachelor, fishmonger, 39 Lind Road, father, Edward Hill, fishmonger, married, Rosa Jane Hammond, age 21, spinster, 59 William Road, father, George Iram? Hammond, deceased, bargeman.

Child - Eleanor Rosie Hill, born 15th November 1915, Carshalton, Surrey.

Enlisted Epsom, Surrey, age 22 years & 4 months, height 5ft 5¼ inches, weight 130lbs, mole beside navel. Resided 4 Cowper Avenue, Sutton, Surrey / 1 The Broadway, Sutton, Surrey / 55 St Andrews Road, Carshalton, Surrey. Formerly waterside labourer.

Home 11th December 1915 to 6th October 1916; BEF 7th October 1916 to 30th November 1917.

11th December 1915, enlisted; 12th December 1915, to Army Reserve; 7th April 1916, mobilized; 11th April 1916, posted 12th Battalion,  Royal West Surrey Regiment, Service No. G/10628; 1st September 1916, transferred to 97 Training Reserve Battalion, Service No. TR/10/32/220; 7th October 1916, transferred to Royal West Kent Regiment & posted BEF; 7th October 1916, embarked; 24th October 1916, posted 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 5th November 1916, attended 12th Division Signals School; 30th November 1917, posted missing.

27th January 1918, Eleanor Florence Rose Hill, died at 55 St Andrews Road, Carshalton, Surrey, age 2, of broncho pneumonia, 8 days & exhaustion, mother R J Hill, present at death.

4th August 1918, date when Separation Allowance of 12/6 a week, payable to widow, will cease.

5th August 1918, pension of 13/9 a week awarded to widow.

1919, December Quarter, Blackburn Registration District, Rosa J Hill,  married John E Gibson.

27th September 1921, Rosa Jane Hill now Rosa Jane Gibson.

Commemorated at Cambrai Memorial, Panel 8., Louverval, France.


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