Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
George Harry Hill was born at Lye in 1894. He was the son of William Hill, a coal miner, and his first wife, Elizabeth. By 1911 Elizabeth had died, William had remarried and the family had moved to Highley where they lived at 8 Silverdale Terrace.
On leaving school, George went to work at the pit where, in 1911 aged 16, he worked below ground looking after the horses.
George served with the 4th (Pioneer) Battalion Coldstream Guards. He died of wounds on 16th August, 1918, - probably at one of the Casualty Clearing Stations based at Gezaincourt near Doullens. He is buried at Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt.
Private George Harry Hill, 16891 Coldstream Guards, was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.
[Bridgnorth Journal, Saturday 21st September, 1918]
Recent casualty lists include the following names of men whose relatives reside in Bridgnorth and district:
Died of wounds: Cold. Guards – Hill, 16891, Pte G.H..
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