The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private R H Hills



Private Reginald Howard  HILLS, G/8870, 10th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, 46 Casualty Clearing Station, Flanders France, 8th June 1917.

14th January 1882, born The Street, Chalk, Kent, son of Richard Thomas & Maria Hills.

1909 July, Gravesend, Kent, married Ellen Broad.

Children - Reginald Howard Hills, born 5th January 1910, Northfleet, Kent; Richard Thomas Hills, born 13th September 1911, Northfleet, Kent; Ellen Marie Hills, born 16th August 1912, Northfleet, Kent; Albert Edward Hills, born 27th November 1913, 6 May Avenue, Northfleet, Kent; Henry Hills, born September 1916, Strood, Kent.

1911 Census - 17 Stanley Road, Perry Street, Northfleet, Kent - Reginald Howard Hills, head, age 29, married, farm labourer, worker, born Chalk, Kent; Ellen Hills, wife, age 24, married 2 years, 2 children, 1 still alive, field worker, worker, born Northfleet, Kent; * Redginald Hills, son, age 16? months, born Gravesend, Kent; Sarah Broad, mother, age 58, widow, field worker, born Dartford, Kent; James Whiting, boarder, age 24, single, dock labourer, born Dartford Kent?; Rosina Broad, daughter, age 17, single, general servant, born Northfleet, Kent.

* Tuesday 17th November 1931, Strood, Poor Law Union, Reginald Howard Hills, general labourer, age 31, of Northfleet Parish, admitted; Saturday 21st November 1931, Strood, Poor Law Union, Reginald Howard Hills, age 31, of Northfleet Parish, discharged to Kent County Mental Hospital, Maidstone; 1939 Register, Reginald H Hills, single, general labourer, Kent County Mental Hospital, Maidstone. Kent; April 1975, Maidstone Registration District, Reginald Howard Hills, died age 65.

Enlisted  Gravesend, Kent.  Resided Northfleet, Kent. 

Buried at Mendinghem Military Cemetery, I. D. 21., Belgium.

NOTE: 26th April 2012 - Information provided by Kim Hills, Grandson - I wondered if you would like to add some more information about him in his listing, if so here it is: His name is Hills Reginald Howard G/8870 died of wounds received in the Battle of Messines Ridge 07 June 1917, died next day at Proven, Casualty Clearing Station 08 June 1917. His parents were Richard Thomas & Maria (nee Tapsell) Hills of Northfleet, Kent. One of his sons was Albert Edward Hills 1914-1966 of Gravesend, Kent. Me Grandson Kim Albert Hills 1957 - of Gravesend, Kent.

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