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Frederick Hill

Birthdate:
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 <private> Hill
Brother of Arthur Hill; <private> Hill; William George Hill; <private> Hill; <private> Hill and 1 other
Half brother of <private> Edwards

Managed by: Brian Arthur Hill
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Frederick Hill's Timeline

1892
July 12, 1892
Worcs, Cradley, Britain (UK)
1901
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)

1908
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.

1911
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.

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

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

May 16, 1915
Age 22
France

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

1920
January 20, 1920
Age 22

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