Other names: Albert John
Locations in this story: Holnest, Dorset,Shaftesbury, DorsetSturminster Newton, DorsetSherborne Causeway, Shaftesbury
Story: Albert John Hillier was born at Holnest, Dorset, on 8th June 1888 and baptised there on 1st September 1889, the son of Albert John Hillier and Alice Jane Hillier (née White). By 1891 he and his family had moved to Sherborne Causeway, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He married Violet Beatrice Warren Mowlem in Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1909 and they went on to have seven children. They were then living in Breach Cottages, Breach Lane, Shaftesbury. He enlisted and joined the Army Service Corps as a Driver (Service No. T4/059625) and was attached to the 46th (Heavy Transport) Reserve Unit. It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War medals. The 1921 Census shows him living at 88 St. James Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, working as an Ostler at the Ship Hotel, Shaftesbury. He was living at the same address by the 1939 Register but now working as a Hotel Cellarman. His wife died in 1949 and he re-married Frances Alice Fulcher (nee Granados) at Sturminster Newton Registry Office, Dorset, on 28 Mar 1952. He died in Shaftesbury on 3rd January 1965.