William Hill attended Wollescote school and in 1914 was married to Sarah and living at 104 Chapel Row, Chapel Street, Lye. He worked for Messrs Bantocks of Lye and volunteered for the Worcesters at Christmas 1914. He was sent to the 4th Battalion who went in April 1915 to Gallipoli. The landing at Cape Helles was successful but the Turks could not be driven from the high ground of the peninsula. Two battles in front of the village of Krithia were unsuccessful and the third on the 4th June was a serious defeat. It was a costly battle and among the many killed was Private William Hill. He was 31 years of age and is commemorated on the Helles, Lye and Wollescote, Lye church and Wollescote school Memorials.
Lye / Wollescote Cemetery, Stourbridge West Midlands, United Kingdom
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