George Hillier

Memorial: Mangotsfield - St James Place

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Gunner 75237

Parents: George and Hester Hillier (nee Fox)

Marital status: Married

Home address: Windsor Place, Mangotsfield, Bristol. Lived at Cossham Street, Mangotsfield, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Chocolate Maker

Date of birth: 1889

Place of birth: Mangotsfield, Bristol

Date of death: 02/09/1918

Buried/Commemorated at: Assevilliers New British Cemetery, Somme, France

Age: 29

Further information:

George Served with the 160th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery and was Killed in Action on 2 September 1918

George Hillier is also commemorated on the St. Johns Church Memorial Altar, Lodge Causeway, Fishponds (Fishponds being where his wife lived before being married). George married Edith Emily Ann Leonard on 4 August 1912

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

Battalion War Diary, National Archives, 'Soldiers Died in the Great War', Medal Rolls Index, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, UK Censuses, David Blackmore