William Hill was the son of Edmund George Hill, of 39 St. Andrew's Street, Netherton, He was an early volunteer for the regular army and joined the Worcesters. He was sent to the 1st Battalion who returned from Burma in September to undergo training as the Autumn weather arrived, In November they crossed the Channel to France and went to the Western Front in Artois. In March a major attack was plannedto take Neuve Chapelle, partly because it had been recently lost and partly to take pressure off the French armt. The battle opened well but the terrain was difficult and Germandefences effective, The Worcesters were particularly involved in halting the German couter-attack by the Bavarian Guard. They enemy were held but at great cost. Private William Hill was among those killed in action and he is commemorated on the Le Touret and Dudley Memorials.
Town Hall, Priory Street, Dudley
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