Other names: Frederick John
Locations in this story: Cann, Shaftesbury, DorsetShaftesbury, DorsetMelbury Abbas, Shaftesbury, DorsetSutton Waldron, Dorset
Story: Frederick John Hillier was born in Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 20 Oct 1898 the son of Frederick John Hillier and Emma Jane Hillier (nee Upjohn). He lived his early life with the family in Tanyard Lane, Shaftesbury, Dorset, later moving to Laurel House, Melbury Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He enlisted and joined the Royal Field Artillery as a Gunner (Service No. 248802). It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. There is no obvious record in the 1939 Register but he was buried on 11 May 1985 at Sutton Waldron, Dorset. His brothers, George Stephen Hillier and Percival Frederick Hillier, also served in the conflict.