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Private Thomas HILLS, G/12814, 6th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, death assumed on or since, 3rd May 1917, age 38.  

Born Kingsdown, Kent, son of Thomas & Edith Hills, Shoreham, Hill, Kent.


1911 Census - 17 & 19 Wested Lane, Swanley, Farningham, Kent - Thomas Hills, head, age 68, married, farm labourer, worker, born Kingsdown, Kent; Edith Hills, wife, age 58, married 30 years, 10 children, 9 still alive, born Bromley, Kent; Thomas Hills, son, age 30, single, farm labourer, worker, born Kingsdown, Kent; Mark Hills, son, age 29, single, farm labourer, worker, born Stanstead, Kent; Absolom Hills, son, age 25, single, farm labourer, worker, born Stanstead, Kent; William Hills, son, age 23, single, farm labourer, worker, born Kingsdown, Kent; George Hills, son, age 20, single, farm labourer, worker, born Stanstead, Kent; Sidney Hills, son, age 18, single, farm horseman, worker, born Stanstead, Kent; Nelson Hills, son, age 16, single, farm labourer, worker, born Stanstead, Kent; Albert Hills, son, age 14, farm labourer, worker, born Stanstead, Kent; Fred Hills, son, age 8, born Stanstead, Kent.


5th July 1916, Sevenoaks, Kent, married Katherine Giles, spinster, 8, Sandy Lane, Sevenoaks, Kent.

Child - Florence Ivy Giles, born 14th June 1904, Sevenoaks, Kent.

Enlisted Sevenoaks, Kent, age 37 years & 3 months, height 5ft 7¾ inches, weight 140lbs, defective & decayed teeth, .  Resided Shoreham, Hill, Kent /79 Bethel Road, St Johns Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent /1 Stoneville Place, Hartlands Road, Sevenoaks, Kent. Formerly farm labourer.

Separation Allowance of 16/- a week & Allotment of Pay of 3/6 a week paid to wife.

Home 11th December 1915 to 13th July 1916; BEF 14th July 1916 to 15th August 1916; Home 16th August 1916 to 6th March 1917; BEF 7th March 1917 to 3rd May 1917.

11th December 1915, enlisted; 11th December 1915, to Army Reserve; 23rd March 1916, mobilized; 26th March 1916.posted 9th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 14th July 1916, posted BEF & 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 14th July 1916, embarked; 15th July 1916, Etaples, 40 Infantry Base Depot; 23rd July 1916, joined 6th Battalion, In the Field; 28th July 1916, wounded slight, at Duty; 30th July 1916, sick, to Field Ambulance; 15th August 1916, to England, Hospital Ship "St Denis", ex 13 General Hospital, Boulogne, gun shot wound, slight; 15th August 1916 to 29th August 1916, Suffolk Hospital, Ampton, Bury St Edmunds, gun shot wound, back ?????, tobacco amblyopia; 29th August 1916 to 14th October 1916, Northgate? Hospital; 15th October 1916 to 18th November 1916, ????? Hospital;

27th December 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 29th December 1916, forfeits 7 days pay; 7th March 1917, posted BEF & 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 9th March 1917, embarked / disembarked; 18th April 1917, joined Battalion, "B" Company, In the Field; 3rd May 1917, posted missing.

14th January 1918, pension of 18/9 a week awarded to widow & one child.

3rd October 1919, Statement of Relatives - Widow, Katherine Hills, 1 Stoneville Place, Sevenoaks; Children - Florence Ivy Giles, born 14th June 1904, 1 Stoneville Place, Sevenoaks; Father, Thomas Hills, Dalton Place, Swanley, Kent; Mother, Edith Eliza Hills, Dalton Place, Swanley, Kent; Brothers - Mark Edward Hills, age 41, 1 Stoneville Place, Sevenoaks; Absalom A Hills, age 35, Dalton Place, Swanley, Kent; William Hills, age 32, Wested Lane, Swanley; George Hills, age 28, Castle Street, Swanley, Kent; Nelson Hills, age 26, Dalton Place, Swanley, Kent; Albert Hills, age 22, Dalton Place, Swanley, Kent; Fred Hills, age 18, Dalton Place, Swanley, Kent; Sisters - none; Nephews / Nieces - Edith Hills, age 7 years, Dalton Place, Swanley, Kent; Albert Hills, 6 years, Dalton Place, Swanley, Kent; Ivy?Rosa? Hills, age 10 months, Dalton Place, Swanley, Kent.

Commemorated at Arras Memorial, Bay 7., France / Sevenoaks War Memorial.


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