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  • 10351 A/Cpl Stephen Hill, 1st battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) killed in action on 9 May 1915, during the Battle of Aubers. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial Belgium. 
Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse
Person Details
Westwood Nottinghamshire
Stephen was born in 1897 at Westwood and was the son of the late William and Agnes Hill. He appears in the 1911 census with the 1st battalion Sherwood Foresters in India shown as Private Stephen Hill, 24, single, born Westwood Notts The caption on his photgraph published on 8th October 1915 gives his address as 160 Ewart Road, Forester Fields, Nottingham. 28 April 1919 –Army form AFW 5080 relatives form submitted – giving details of relatives Parents – were both dead Brothers – John James, 39; Thomas, 37; Sydney, 25; Sisters – Ethel, 35; Clara, 30; Bertha, 23; His brother John James received his medals, scroll and death plaque; Army Soldier’s effects register – shows 24/12/1915 - £11-15s-10d - to his brother and sole legatee John James 22/07/1919 - £5 Gratuity- to his brother sole legatee John James
1907 – Paper Moulder 1911 –Regular soldier
09 May 1915
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10351
Address given on enlistment – Westwood Notts
Acting Corporal
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
10351 Acting Corporal Stephen Hill enlisted in the Sherwood Forester on 25 May 1907. He was 20 years of age, 5 feet 6 inches tall, blue eyed and brown hair; Stephen enlisted for a period of 7 years with the colours. His previous employment was as a paper moulder. After training, Stephen was posted to 1st battalion in India and on 21 July 1914 he extended his period of service. Stephen gave his next of kin as – brother – John James, Spring Road, Riddings, Near Alfreton, Derbyshire; Stephen arrived back in England in October 1914 and after reorganisation and refitting, arrived with the BEF on 4 November 1914; On 24 November, Stephen was at the 25th Field Ambulance in Estaires suffering from frostbite; On 12 December he was transferred from 11 General Hospital to England, per Oxford; On 18 March 1915, he embarked for France and rejoined the 1st battalion. On 8 April, Stephen was appointed unpaid Lance Corporal by the Officer Commanding; On 9th May, the Battle of Aubers was fought and the battalion was part of an attack by 8th Division on Rouge Blancs; It soon became clear that the British artillery was inadequate and the infantry paid dearly for this. Stephen was seen to be wounded and later in the day died of his injuries; He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.
Extra Information – Soldiers Died in the Great War – Hill Stephen, born Westwood Notts, enlisted Chesterfield, abode Forest Fields Notts, 10351, A/Cpl, killed in action, France and Flanders, 9/5/15;
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  • 10351 A/Cpl Stephen Hill, 1st battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) killed in action on 9 May 1915, during the Battle of Aubers. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial Belgium. 
Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse
    Stephen Hill - 10351 A/Cpl Stephen Hill, 1st battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) killed in action on 9 May 1915, during the Battle of Aubers. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial Belgium. Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse
  • Photograph published on 8th October 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Stephen Hill - Photograph published on 8th October 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918