Frederick Charles Hillier

Surname: Hillier
Other names: Frederick Charles
Other people in this story:
William Thomas Hillier
Mary Hillier née Sharp
Bessie Rachel Hillier née Fletcher
Locations in this story:
Corner Lane, Motcombe, Dorset
North End, Motcombe, Dorset
St. Mary's Church, Motcombe
Gillingham, Dorset

Frederick Charles Hillier was born in Motcombe, Dorset, on 30th August 1886, the son of William Thomas Hillier and Mary Hillier (née Sharp).  The family lived in Corner Lane, Motcombe, Dorset.  Frederick, a baker, married Bessie Rachel Fletcher in Motcombe on 20th June 1915 at Gillingham Parish Church, Gillingham, Dorset.   They went on to have four children.  He enlisted on 24th June 1916 but was not mobilized until 2nd May 1918 when he joined the 'Y' Battery of the 2nd Reserves of the Royal Garrison Artillery as a Gunner (Service No 213365).  He served in the UK only until his demobilization on 28th February 1919. No medal record can be found. The 1921 Census shows him living at 83 Corner lane, Motcombe, working as a Baker's Assistant. By the 1939 Register he had moved to 76 North End, Motcombe, Dorset, (adjacent to North End Farm) now working as a Cowman.  He died on 8 Apr 1975 and was interred in St. Mary's Churchyard, Motcombe.


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