Harold Randolph Hill
Regiment: Royal Engineers
Rank and number: Sapper 902
Parents: Caroline and Albert Hill (both teachers)
Marital status: Single
Home address: Florence Villa, 25 North Street, Downend, Bristol
Date of birth: 1896
Place of birth: Hambrook, Bristol
Date of death: 18/08/1916
Buried/Commemorated at: Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension, Aveluy, France
Harold was born at 35 Sunnyside, Hambrook, Bristol. The family later moved 6 Clarence Road, Bristol. Harold attended Whiteshill School, Hambrook. Harold had three brothers and two sisters; Arthur, Bert, Fred, Winifred and Amy.
Harold enlisted with the 1st/2nd (South Midland) Field Company, Royal Engineers and was killed in action on 18 August 1916. Harold had sent home a postcard just before his death describing the night time bombardments, likening it to a huge fireworks display, the sky vivid with light. He is buried at Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension, Aveluy, France.
Commemorated on the Downend (Scout) Memorial, Christ Church Downend Memorial and the Staple Hill (Page Park) Memorial.
By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):
Frenchay Museum Archives
Downend and Bromley Heath Parish Council
Forces War Records