Private William Hillyard

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

29 Nov 1917

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

55 Beech Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Passchendaele New British Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 17th January 1918
Pte William Hillyard

Pte William Hillyard, 350282, 15th Battalion Highland Light Infantry, was killed in action at Cambrai on November 29th, 1917. He was at first reported wounded.

After twice being medically rejected, William Hillyard finally joined the King's Own Scottish Borderers at Derby in 1916. He did his training in Chelmsford and Ireland before going to France in July 1917, transferring to the Highland Light Infantry.

He was a son of Edwin Frank and Minnie Lizzie Hillyard. In the 1911 Census he was described as a printer's cutter living with his parents, two brothers and two sisters at 55 Beech Road, Luton.

Individual Location

Pte William Hillyard

Author: Deejaya

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