Charles Edward HILL

Charles Edward HILL

  Male 1899 - 1918  (19 years)


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  • Name Charles Edward HILL 
    Born 16 Apr 1899  Old Brampton, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 7 Jan 1900  St Peter & St Paul's Church, Old Brampton, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1901  Offley Place, Hemming Green, Old Brampton, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1911  Hemming Green, Old Brampton, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military Service 12 Apr 1917  Meteren, Nord, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Private 34574 8th Battn Border Regiment
    Posted to France 4 Apr 1918
    Posthumously awarded British War Medal and Victory Medal. 
    • Meteren was occupied by German forces in early October 1914. Their positions were captured by the British on 13 Oct 1914. They remained in Allied hands until a German offensive in April 1918. The village was lost to the Germans on 16 Apr 1918.

      11,000 shells landed on the village between 12 - 16 April 1918
    Military Record
    Military Record
    British War Medal 1914 - 1919
    British War Medal 1914 - 1919
    Meteren after capture by the British 1914
    Meteren after capture by the British 1914
    Occupation Joiner & Wheelwright 
    Died 19 Apr 1918  Meteren, Nord, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Derbyshire Courier
11 May 1918
    Derbyshire Courier 11 May 1918
    We shall remember them..
    We shall remember them
    Buried Meteren Military Cemetery, Meteren, Nord, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Meteren Military Cemetery was created in 1919
    Meteren Military Cemetery
    Meteren Military Cemetery
    Person ID I01157  Derbyshire Hills
    Last Modified 25 Oct 2017 

    Father James Edward HILL,   b. 22 May 1870, Old Brampton, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1946, Old Brampton, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Florence HANCOCK,   b. 10 Dec 1872, Brampton, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1947, Brampton, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 24 Aug 1897  St Peter & St Paul's Church, Old Brampton, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0341  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Charles Hill
    Charles Hill

  • Notes 
    • 34574 Lance Corporal Charles Edward Hill, 8th Bttn Border Regiment was killed in the Great War on 19 April 1918. He is buried in Meteren Military Cemetery. Charles originally joined the Royal Engineers 12 April 1917, service number 85698.

      Derbyshire Times Obituary:- Mr & Mrs J.E. Hill of Old Brampton have received a notification from the War Office stating their only son , Lance Cpl. C. E. Hill was killed in action on April 19th. Signaller W. Gill writes that he was killed instantly by a shell which came into his billet near the line. He suffered no pain. Lance-Corporal Hill enlisted in April 1917, and was attached to the Royal Engineers. He was afterwards transferred to the 8th Border Regiment at Liverpool and with them went to France in April 1918. He was 19 on April 16th 1918. Before enlisting he assisted his father in his business as a Joiner and wheelwright.

      FOR THE FALLEN

      With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
      England mourns for her dead across the sea.
      Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
      Fallen in the cause of the free.

      Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
      Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
      There is music in the midst of desolation
      And a glory that shines upon our tears.

      They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
      Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
      They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
      They fell with their faces to the foe.

      They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
      Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
      At the going down of the sun and in the morning
      We will remember them.

      They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
      They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
      They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
      They sleep beyond England\'s foam.

      But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
      Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
      To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
      As the stars are known to the Night;

      As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
      Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
      As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
      To the end, to the end, they remain.


      Laurence Binyon


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