The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private F E Hill


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Private Frank Ernest HILL, L/9169, 2nd  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, at Nasiryah, with Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force, 24th July 1915.

23rd March 1890, born Nunhead, London, Surrey, son of Edwin & Emily Honor Hill, 60 Daniels Road, Nunhead, London, SE15.

17th January 1908 - Brothers - William Hill, 60 Daniels Road, Nunhead, SE; Alfred Hill, 60 Daniels Road, Nunhead, SE; Sisters - Caroline Hill, 60 Daniels Road, Nunhead, SE; Ethel Hill, 60 Daniels Road, Nunhead, SE; Florence Hill, 60 Daniels Road, Nunhead, SE; Rose Smith, 60 Daniels Road, Nunhead, SE; Alice Smidt, 89 Brook Street, Kennington, SE; Elizabeth Wiseman, Camberley, Surrey.


17th January 1908, enlisted New Cross, age 18 years & 10 months, height 5ft 7 inches, weight 115lbs, grey eyes, brown hair. Formerly shop porter.

Served with 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, Special Reserve, Territorial Force, No. 7406. 17th January 1908 to 9th November 1908.


1911 Census - Military, India - Frank Ernest Hill, Private, age 21, single, 2nd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, Soldier, born Nunhead, London.


1911 Census - 60 Daniels Road, Nunhead, SE - Edwin Hill, head, age 59, married, house painter, builder, worker, born Marylebone, London; Emily Honor Hill, wife, age 59, married 38 years, 13 children, 9 still alive, born Clerkenwell, London; Alfred Hill, son, age 29, single, printers labourer, Printers, worker, born Nunhead, London; Caroline Hill, daughter, age 27, single, general domestic servant, born Nunhead, London; Ethel Lena Hill, daughter, age 18, single, general domestic servant, born Nunhead, London; Florence Beatrice Hill, daughter, age 15, single, general domestic servant, born Nunhead, London.


Enlisted  New Cross, Kent, age 19 years 7 months, height 5ft 7inches, weight 124lbs, fresh complexion, grey eyes, brown hair. Formerly shop assistant.

Home, 10th November 1908 to 28th September 1909; India 29th September 1909 to 31st January 1915; Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force, 1st February 1915 to 24th July 1915.

10th November 1908, enlisted; 29th September 1909, posted India & 2nd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 21st June 1911, 3rd Class Certificate of Education; 13th July 1912, Peshawar, absent from defaulters roll call at 6.00 6.30 & 7.00pm, 3 days confined to Barracks; 11th October 1914, Multan, gambling in the barrack room at 10.40pm, 8 days confined to Barracks; 16th May 1915, Line of March, making an improper remark to an NCO, 7 days confined to Barracks.

Buried at Basra War Cemetery, II. R. 9., Iraq.


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