Lance Corporal Harold James Hill

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

10 Apr 1918

War time / or Pre War occupation

Grocer's assistant


Samuel Barrow, Buxton Road

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

9 Mill Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death

33rd Casualty Clearing Station

Grave Location

Haverskerque British Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 25th April 1918
L-Cpl Harold James Hill

L-Cpl Harold James Hill, 86028, 29th Machine Gun Corps, died on April 10th, 1918, in the 33rd Casualty Clearing Station in France from wounds sustained on the battlefield. He had served in France for around nine months and last wrote home from hospital on the day before his death.

The only son of Francis Frederick and Elizabeth Hill, he was living with his parents at 73 Salisbury Road, Luton, at the time of the 1911 Census. On leaving school he was employed by grocer Samuel Barrow at his shop in Buxton Road, Luton, becoming traveller and head assistant at the grocery counter. He also lived on the shop premises.

In 1913 he married Olive Kate King in Luton and they had two sons - Haydon (born 1915) and Arnold (1916). He was also a member of the Grocers and Hairdressers Football Club.

After Harold was called up in late 1916, Olive returned to live with her parents, George and Martha, at 9 Mill Street, Luton.

Harold is commemorated on the Luton Roll of Honour/Luton War Memorial and in the Book of Life compiled at St Mary's Parish Church in 1919.

Individual Location

L-Cpl Harold James Hill

Author: Deejaya

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