The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private T M Hill


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Private Thomas Maurice HILL, G/15780, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died at 30 Claremont  Row, Brighton, Sussex, 22nd March 1919.

Born Brighton, Sussex, son of George & Margaret Hill.

29th August 1880, Brighton, Sussex, christening of Thomas Morris Hill, son of George & Margaret Hill.


1911 Census - 46 Carlton Hill, Brighton, Sussex - Margaret Hill, head, age 60, widow, general shop keeper, born Brighton, Sussex; John Hill, age 37, son, single, cab man, cab owner, born Brighton, Sussex; Thomas Hill, son, age 31, single, cab man, cab owner, born Brighton, Sussex; Grace Margaret Hill, daughter, age 28, single, born Brighton, Sussex; George James Hill, son, age 16, single, Van Guard, London Brighton & South Coast Railway, born Brighton, Sussex.


7th October 1915, Brighton, married Charlotte Jane Walsh, widow, 30 Claremont  Row, Brighton, Sussex.

Children - Charlotte Jane Mary Walsh, born 27th April 1904, Brighton; Mary Rebecca Walsh, born 28th February 1916, Brighton; Cornelius William Walsh, born 21st May 1907, Brighton; Dorothy Margaret, born 2nd August 1916, Brighton.

Enlisted Brighton, Sussex, age 35 years & 3 months, height 5ft 5½ inches, weight 120lbs. Resided 35 Claremont  Row, Brighton, Sussex. Formerly van driver.

Home 5th December 1915 to 2nd November 1916; BEF 3rd November 1916 to 4th September 1917; Home 5th September 1917 to 29th November 1917.

5th December 1915, enlisted; 6th December 1915 to Army Reserve; 6th June 1916, mobilized & posted 9th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 1st September 1916, transferred to 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 3rd November 1916, posted BEF; 4th November 1916, embarked / disembarked; 22nd November 1916, 24 General Hospital, JCT knee; 6th December 1916, to 6 Convalescent Depot; 4th February 1917, posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 8th March 1917, 1 Casualty Clearing Station, JCT stomach; 13th March 1917, 4 General Hospital, diarrhoea; 26th March 1917, to 6 Convalescent Camp; 3rd April 1917, to 5 Convalescent Depot; 19th April 1917. Etaples, 40 Infantry Base Depot; 1st May 1917, joined Battalion, "D" Company; 23rd July 1917, 20 Casualty Clearing Station, effects of food poisoning, tinned fish; 11th August 1917, 59, Casualty Clearing Station, ptomaine poisoning; 31st August 1917, 24 General Hospital, ptomaine poisoning; 4th September 1917, to England  per SS Newhaven; 5th September 1917, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 4th September 1917, Military Hospital, Endell Street, London WC, emphysema & bronchitis, onset January 1917, has had cough since, sent to hospital for trench fever on 23rd July 1917. His lungs are emphysematas & full of moist sounds? He has cough and expectoration. He is weak and debilitated. He is ????? and has pains in his chest. He is unfit for ?????

8th November 1917, Medical Board, approved discharge as "no longer physically fit for war service"; 29th November 1917, Military Hospital, Endell Street, London WC, sent home on warrant, give £1 in advance and a suit of plain clothes, discharged age 37 years & 3 months, due to emphysema & bronchitis, pension of 27/6 a week for 4 weeks then 22/- a week to be reviewed in 48 weeks. 

6th December 1917, Silver War badge issued

26th? August? 1919, pension of 33/9 a week awarded to widow & four children.

Buried at  Brighton & Preston Cemetery, S. 33., United Kingdom. Commemorated on Brighton War Memorial.

NOTE: Not included in Regimental History or Soldiers Died in the Great War, but included on CWGC web site.


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