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hillGeorge Hill was born in Wolverhampton in 1898, the son of George and Ann E. Hill. In 1901 they were living at 15 Prosser Street, Heath Town, together with George’s sisters Beatrice and Eliza, and brother Joseph W. George attended St Mary’s School and later worked at Knight’s in Cable Street.

On 9 August 1915, he enlisted as a Private in the Sherwood Foresters (number 70837). He served at the front for eleven months, before dying from wounds on 20 July 1917 at the age of 19. He was featured in the Midland Counties Express on 25 August 1917. He is commemorated at the Essex Farm Cemetery in Belgium, and may possibly appear on the war memorial of St Paul’s Church.