Private Gerald Edward Hills

Rank or Title

Date of Birth

27 Jan 1886

Date of Death

20 Jul 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation

Insurance agent


Prudential Insurance Co

Service Number


Place of Birth

Breachwood Green
United Kingdom

World War I Address

Chapel Road
Breachwood Green
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Railway Dugouts Burial Ground

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 11th October 1917
Pte Gerald Edward Hills

Pte Gerald Edward Hills, 30799, 7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was reported missing in action in Belgium on July 20th, 1917. It was not until the following October that his widow, Edith, at Breachwood Green was officially notified that he was killed on that date, but there was no further information about how he met his death.

Prior to joining up in May 1916, Gerald Hill was employed by the Prudential Insurance Co as an agent. He was then living in Chapel Road, Breachwood Green, with Edith, whom he married in July 1909. They had one child, Margery Edith, born in November 1910.

He was the son of Albert and Elizabeth Hills, of Breachwood Green, and born in 1886. Following his death, Edith spent most of her post-war years living in Dunstable. She died in 1982 at the at of 93.

In the 1911 Census Gerald was described as a brickmaker journeyman.

Individual Location

Pte Gerald Edward Hills

Author: Deejaya

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