Wilfred Hill was born in Quarry Bank and was the only son of Maria Hill of 80 Caledonia, Quarry Bank. He volunteered for the Worcesters and joined the 2nd Battalion. He campaigned through the Second Battle of Ypres in 1915, the Somme in 1916 and Third Ypres in 1917. During the German Spring offensives of 1918 the Worcesters were still in front of Ypres and positioned at Neuve Eglise. The second offensive was on the Lys and the Worcesters faced the centre of the assault on the 9th April. Greatly outnumbered, they withstood the first day of the German advance but were forced back with great loss over the next few days as far as Mount Kemmel. One of the casualties was Lance Corporal Wilfred Hill who was killed in action on the 12th April. He is commemorated on the Ploegsteert, Lye and Wollescote, Quarry Bank and Lye church Memorials.
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