Harry Hill

View Harry on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Service number:
840717
Rank:
Gunner
Service:
Royal Field Artillery
Origin:
Date of birth:
08 September 1889
Date of death:
10 October 1918
Age at Death:
29
HILL Harry

Known information

Harry Hill was born at Empingham on 8 September 1889 and brought up in Tinwell. He joined the Royal Field Artillery as a Driver on 8 May 1915 and was promoted to Gunner in September 1917. He left for France five days before Christmas in 1915. Harry took part in the Battles of the Somme, Lys, and the Aisne, serving with B Battery 84th Brigade, but was killed instantly by a shell on 10 October 1918. He was initially buried on the battery position between Le Cateau and the village of Reumont but after the war his body was brought to the Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau, grave IX.C.7. Harry is also remembered on Tinwell's war memorial. 

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3 images The grave of Mr Harry Hill
By John Stokes on Wednesday 12th November '14 at 12:31pm
A Rutlander, living in Belgium
Another visit to Highland cemetery and Mr Hill's grave yesterday.
By John Stokes on Monday 10th October '16 at 3:01am
A Rutlander, living in Belgium
 

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