Sergeant Carl Hill

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

16 Aug 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation

Straw hat stiffener

Service Number


Place of Birth

St Albans
United Kingdom

World War I Address

83 Saxon Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Hooge Crater Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier

Source , 1st January 1970
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Sgt Carl Hill, 3/7592, 7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action in the Third Battle of Ypres on August 16th, 1917. There was no report or family announcement of his death in the local Press, but he is included on the Luton Roll of Honour.

Carl was born in Sandridge, near St Albans, in 1883, the son of James and Eliza Hill. In 1901 he was a boarder in London before moving to Lancashire, where he married Sarah Alice Friar at Prescot, St Helens, in 1910.

By the time of the 1911 Census the couple were living at 36 Frederic Street, Luton, and working in the hat trade, Carl as a straw hat stiffener. Later that year they had a daughter, Alice.

Carl enlisted in the Bedfords immediately upon the outbreak of war when his address is given on electoral rolls as 83 Saxon Road, Luton.

Individual Location

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Author: Deejaya

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