Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
10 Apr 1918
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
L-Cpl Harold James Hill, 86028, 29th Machine Gun Corps, died on April 10th, 1918, in the 33rd Casualty Clearing Station in France from wounds sustained on the battlefield. He had served in France for around nine months and last wrote home from hospital on the day before his death.
The only son of Francis Frederick and Elizabeth Hill, he was living with his parents at 73 Salisbury Road, Luton, at the time of the 1911 Census. On leaving school he was employed by grocer Samuel Barrow at his shop in Buxton Road, Luton, becoming traveller and head assistant at the grocery counter. He also lived on the shop premises.
In 1913 he married Olive Kate King in Luton and they had two sons - Haydon (born 1915) and Arnold (1916). He was also a member of the Grocers and Hairdressers Football Club.
After Harold was called up in late 1916, Olive returned to live with her parents, George and Martha, at 9 Mill Street, Luton.
Harold is commemorated on the Luton Roll of Honour/Luton War Memorial and in the Book of Life compiled at St Mary's Parish Church in 1919.