Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Edwin Hill was born at Morville in 1888. He was the son of Herbert Hill, an agricultural labourer, and his wife Jane. The family lived at Lower Forge, Eardington, before moving to Heathton, Claverley
Before the war, Edwin was a member of the Staffordshire Yeomanry. A surviving military attestation document gives his trade as 'Haycutter'. It shows that he joined the KSLI on 10th September, 1914 but was immediately discharged as 'unlikely to become an efficient soldier'. No record survives to show whether Edwin persisted with his attempt to join up or if the army changed its attitude once conscription was introduced. Either way, by 1916 Edwin was a member of the 7th Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry. He was killed in action on 23rd November, 1916, while the battalion was in trenches near Courcelles, and is buried in Serre Road Cemetery No.1,
Private Edwin Hill, 23880, KSLI, was awarded the Victory and British Medals.
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