Other names: Frederick Frank
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetSturminster, Dorset
Story: Frederick Frank Hillier was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 3rd August 1888 and baptised at St. James' Church on 2nd September 1888, the son of Robert Hillier and Blanche Elizabeth Lucy Hillier (née Stainer). Frederick lived his early life at 6 Tanyard Lane, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He enlisted and joined the Royal Field Artillery as a Gunner (Service No. 183702). It is not know in which theatre of war he served but following his discharge he was awarded the British War Medal only which would indicate he served solely in the UK. His father had died in 1918 and, by the 1921 Census, he was living with his widowed mother at 63 St. James Street, Shaftesbury, working as a Bricklayer. He married widow Bessie Violet Mary Gurd (neeTaylor) in Shaftesbury on 3rd August 1926 and by the 1939 Register they was living at 10 St. James Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, Frederick still described as a Bricklayer. His death was recorded at the Sturminster, Dorset, Registry in 1963 and he was buried at St. James Church, Shaftesbury, on 6 Apr 1963.