Arthur Charles Hill

Memorial: Downend - Christ Church

Regiment: Worcestershire Regiment

Medals: British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 35401

Parents: Albert and Caroline Ann Hill (nee Smith)

Marital status: Single

Home address: Home address: Florence Villa, 25 North Street, Downend, Bristol. Lived: 1901 Census – Sunny Side, Hambrook Stream Road, Hambrook, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Worked for John Lygshat Co. (Iron & Steel)

Date of birth: 1888

Place of birth: Hambrook, Bristol

Date of death: 28/09/1918

Buried/Commemorated at: Tehran War Cemetery (Ref. III. B. 5.), Iran

Age: 30

Further information:

Arthur Charles Hill was born in 1888 (4th Quarter) at 35 Sunnyside in Hambrook to parents, Albert and Caroline Hill who were both teachers. Arthur was brother to Herbert, Fredrick, Harold, Winifred and Amy. The family lived at 25 North Street, Downend and Arthur attended Whiteshill School. (Close cousins of the Flux family). Arthur's fiancé, Maude Sandys, a local girl, never married and was later godmother to Winifred Hill’s daughter.

Arthur served with the 9th Battalion, Worcesteshire Regiment and died of Malaria in Mesopotamia.

Arthur's younger brother to Harold Randolph Hill (902 Royal Engineers) who died in 1916 and is also commemorated on the Downend Scout Memorial. Arthur was close cousin to Alfred Flux who also died in 1918 and is remembered on the Hambrook Memorial.

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Frenchay Village Museum.
Forces War Records and CWGC.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Findmypast (Soldiers Died during the Great War, 1901 & 1911 Census etc), Researcher John Davis.