HILL Charles Douglas
Regiment : 1st/6th Battalion The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
Service number : 4215
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 25th September 1916
Buried : Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, France, Pier and Face 1D 8B and 8C.
Memorial : Dudley High Elementary School WW1 Memorial now Claughton Centre
Credits : Researched by John Hale. Service records researched and transcribed by Sandra Taylor.
Casualty identified from information given in the school magazine. Native of Pensnett, resident Glasnevin, Dublin.
Charles Hill enlisted as a Rifleman in the King’s Liverpool Regiment for the duration of the war on 6th November 1915 at Liverpool. At the time of his attestation he was resident at the Grapes Hotel, Widnes, Lancashire. Charles was 5 feet 8½ inches tall, he gave his age as 21 years and 9 months. His service papers record his parents as Samuel and Alice Hill, 2 Churchill Terrace, Glasnevin, Dublin. He had 1 brother who had died by 16th May 1919 and 5 sisters. After training Charles was posted overseas to join the British Expeditionary Force, arriving in France on 22nd May 1916. He was posted wounded and missing on 25th September 1916.
Charles Hill has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on Thiepval Memorial.