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Frederick Hill

Birthplace: Worcs, Cradley, Britain (UK)
Death: Died in France
Cause of death: Killed in action
Place of Burial: France
Immediate Family:

Son of Frederick Hill and Emma Edwards
Husband of Laura E E Male
Father of Richard Frederick Archibald Hill
Brother of Arthur Hill; Mabel Hill; William George Hill; Lizzie Hill; Frank Hill and 1 other
Half brother of Lilly Edwards

Managed by: Brian Arthur Hill
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About Frederick Hill


  • Rank: Private
  • Service No: 8226
  • Date of Death: 16/05/1915
  • Age: 23
  • Regiment/Service: Worcestershire Regiment 2nd Bn.
  • Grave Reference: XXVI. A. 18.
  • Additional Information: Son of Frederick and Emma Hill, of Lyde Green, Cradley, Staffs., England; husband of Laura E. E. Hill, of 131, Elmwood Avenue, Irvington, New Jersey, U.S.A.,%20FREDERICK

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Frederick Hill's Timeline

July 12, 1892
Worcs, Cradley, Britain (UK)
March 31, 1901
Age 8
Cradley, Britain (UK)

Living in Lyde Green
Frederick is a colliery blacksmith
Emma is a chainmaker (at home),as is Lilly (Lily is Emma's daughter born before the marriage with Frederick)

August 24, 1908
Age 16
Dudley, West Midlands, UK

Frederick enlisted in the Worcestershire Regiment Reserve - this being a way to prepare young men for army life.
It (and others like it) were the forerunners of the modern TA (Territorial Army).
A period of service would be served (in this instance 6 years), but in times of National Emergency (i.e.war), you would be recalled to serve alongside the regulars (or become one yourself).
The period for Frederick would expire at the end of August 1914.
Britain declared war on Germany in the first week of August, 1914.

April 2, 1911
Age 18
Cradley, Britain (UK)

Frederick (Snr) is a Blacksmith Boilers, Emma a Chain Maker (as is Frederick Jnr), Arthur a Rivet Heater, William & Lizzie are at school.
Sadly, the "Fertility Index" tells us that there were two other children which had died. They do not appear on any other census, so their identities are unknown.
This will be the last census upon which Frederick Hill (the son) appears.
Like many of his generation, he would go to war in a few years, never to return.

March 9, 1914
Age 21
Staffordshire, Stourbridge, Britain (UK)
September 28, 1914
Age 22
Cradley, UK
May 16, 1915
Age 22

Frederick was killed in action on the 2nd day of The Battle of Festubert.
Go to for the details of this battle.

May 16, 1915
Age 22

Frederick is buried in Cabaret - Rouge British Cemetery,Souchez,Pas de Calais.
(Grave/Memorial Reference XXV.A.18)

January 20, 1920
Age 22

For reasons unknown, duplicates of Frederick's stars have been requested.
They are not accepted, and are returned.

August 7, 2014
Age 22

In 2014, Paul Cummins created the installation "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red" to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the first world war.
Ceramic poppies were "planted" in the Tower of London moat, from 4 August to 11 November - 888,246 to represent each Empire life lost.
In addition, members of the public were invited to submit names of the fallen to be read out each evening.
Frederick Hill's name was read out on 7 August 2014.