Other names: Frederick Charles
Locations in this story: Corner Lane, Motcombe, DorsetNorth End, Motcombe, DorsetSt. Mary's Church, MotcombeGillingham, Dorset
Story: 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 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. By the 1939 Register he was living at 76 North End, Motcombe, Dorset, (adjacent to North End Farm) and was working as a Cowman. He died on 8 Apr 1975 and was interred in St. Mary's Churchyard, Motcombe.