Other names: Frederick John
Locations in this story: Cann, Shaftesbury, DorsetTanyard Lane, St. James, Shaftesbury, DorsetLaurel House, Melbury Abbas, Shaftesbury, DorsetSutton Waldron, DorsetIwerne Minster, Dorset
Story: Frederick John Hillier was born in Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 20th October 1898, the son of Frederick John Hillier and Emma Jane Hillier (née Upjohn). He lived his early life with the family in Tanyard Lane, St. James, Shaftesbury, Dorset, later moving to Laurel House, Melbury Abbas, Shaftesbury. 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. The 1921 Census shows him boarding at 'The Retreat', Home Farm, Iwerne Minster, Dorset, described as a Farm Pupil on the Ismay Estate. There is no obvious record in the 1939 Register but he was buried on 11th May 1985 at Sutton Waldron, Dorset. His brothers, George Stephen, Robert James and Percival Frederick also served in the conflict.