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Private J W Hill


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Private Joseph Wilson HILL, G/18028, "B" Company, 6th Platoon, 10th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 7th June 1917, age 28.

Born St Peters, Leicester, Leicestershire, son of Mary Ann Knight (formerly Hill), of 161, Lancaster Street, North Evington, Leicester, Leicestershire, and the late John William Hill.


1911 Census - 161, Lancaster Street, Leicester - Robert Henry Knight, age 40, married, shoe riverter, worker, born Leicester, Leicestershire; Mary Ann Knight, wife, age 45, married 5 years, 1 child, born Hinkley, Leicestershire; William Hill, stepson, age 24, single, rubber labourer, worker, born Leicester, Leicestershire; Joseph Wilson Hill, age 21, single, shoe clicker, worker, born Leicester, Leicestershire; John Henry Hill, stepson, age 19, single, shoe foundary labourer, worker, born Leicester, Leicestershire; George Thomas Hill, stepson, age 17, single, shoe finisher, worker, born Leicester, Leicestershire; Annie Elizabeth Hill, age 15, stepdaughter, single, hosiery Turner in, worker, born Leicester, Leicestershire; *Arthur Walter Hill, stepson, age 13, schoolboy full, born Leicester, Leicestershire; Gertrude Louis Knight, daughter, age 4, born Leicester, Leicestershire; Beatrice Lillian Hubbard, niece, age 20, single, hosiery Brandstone Hand, worker, born Leicester, Leicestershire; Florence Nellie Hubbard, niece, age 17, single, shoe machinist, worker, born Leicester, Leicestershire.


Enlisted  Leicester, Leicestershire, age 25 years & 2 months, height 5ft 6½ inches, weight 130lbs. Resided 161,Lancaster Street, Leicester, Leicestershire. Dental treatment required. Formerly shoe clicker.

Home 6th April 1915 to 11th July 1916; BEF 12th July 1916 to 7th June 1917.

6th April 1915, enlisted 3/4th Battalion, Leicester Regiment, Service No.4612; 27th March 1916, Nottingham, absent without leave from 9.30am 26th March 1916 & remaining absent until 9.00am 27th March 1916, forfeits 2 days pay, deprived of 14 days pay; 11th July 1916, transferred from 4th Battalion, Reserves, Leicestershire Regiment to 1/4th Reserve Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment; 11th July 1916, Folkestone, embarked; 12th July 1916, Boulogne, disembarked; 13th July 1916, Etaples, 12 Infantry Base Depot; 26th July 1916, joined Battalion, In the Field; 7th September 1916, transferred to 10th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 15th November 1916, Casualty Clearing Station, abscess dental; 18th November 1916, to Duty.

14th September 1919, Statement of Relatives - Mother, Mary Ann Knight, 161, Lancaster Street, Leicester; Brothers -Jno? W M Hill, age 31, Mill Street, Park Side, London, Ontario; John Henry Hill, age 28, 118 Asfordly? Street, George Thomas Hill, age 26, 161, Lancaster Street, Leicester; Sisters - Annie Eliz, age 24, 161, Lancaster Street, Leicester; Gert Louise, age 13, 161, Lancaster Street, Leicester.

Commemorated at Ypres  (Menin Gate) Memorial, Panel 45 and 47., Belgium.


Photograph by "Doc Wilson"

*Private Arthur Walter Hill, 1st/4th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment, Service No.4388, died 26th August 1916, age 19. Buried Leicester (Welford Road) Cemetery, Cemetery/memorial reference: S. "U." 2731. Headstone Inscription "Not my will but thine O'Lord"

Enlisted Leicester, Leicestershire, age 19, height 5ft 6½ inches, weight 123lbs. Resided 161, Lancaster Street, Leicester, Leicestershire. Formerly boots & shoes.

Home 27th March 1915 to 10th December 1915; BEF 11th December 1915 to 17th June 1916; Home 18th June 1916 to 26th August 1916.

27th March 1915, enlisted 3/4th Battalion, Leicester Regiment, Service No.4388; 7th October? 1915, transferred to 1/4th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment; 10th December 1916, Southampton, embarked; 11th December 1915, Rouen, disembarked; 22nd December 1915, joined Unit In the Field; 4th June 1916, Field Ambulance, wounded, gun shot wound, chest & abdomen; 5th June 1916, Casualty Clearing Station; 9th June 1916, Le Treport, No.3. General Hospital; 12th June 1916, Le Treport, No.3. General Hospital, seriously ill: 18th June 1916 to England, Hospital Ship" Lanfrane"; 19th June 1916 to 26th August 1916, V.A.Hospital, Torquay, died of wounds.

18th June 1919, Statement of Relatives - Mother, Mary Ann Knight, 161, Lancaster Street, Leicester; Brothers - John Henry Hill, age 27, 118 Asfordly? Street, Leicester; George Thomas Hill, age 25, 161, Lancaster Street, Leicester; ????  Hill, age 30, Ontario, Canada; Sisters - Annie Eliz, age 23, 161, Lancaster Street, Leicester; Gertie Louise, age 13, 161, Lancaster Street, Leicester.


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