Gunner George Hill

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

4 Oct 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation

Mineral water salesman


Mr A. J. Plummer, Napier Road

Service Number


Place of Birth

Breachwood Green
United Kingdom

World War I Address

17 King's Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Grave location no longer known

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 18th October 1917
Gunner George Hill

Gunner George Hill, 111632, signaller and telephonist with the 253rd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, was killed in action during the Third Battle of Ypres on October 4th, 1917. A shell which exploded near him killed him instantly.

Letters from the Front included one from Major Gray, who wrote to widow Olive at 17 King's Road, Luton, to express his sympathy, with the added comment: "He was a telephonist, and only the best men volunteer to be telephonists."

George Hill was a former licensee of the Britannia Inn, Burr Street, Luton. By the time he joined up in July 1916 he was working for mineral water manufacturer Mr A. J. Plummer, of Napier Road.

He had married Olive Burdon at St Paul's Church, Luton, on March 16th, 1912, and they had a daughter, Doris May, born on April 25th, 1913.

According to George's military record he was buried in an isolated grave marked by a cross on Bellewaarde Ridge. The location of the grave was subsequently lost, and George is commemorated at Burr Cross Road Cemetery in Belgium.

Gunner George Hill

Author: Deejaya

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