Frederick John Hillier

Surname: Hillier
Other names: Frederick John
Other people in this story:
Frederick John Hillier
Emma Jane Hillier (nee Upjohn)
George Stephen Hillier
Percival Frederick Hillier
Locations in this story:
Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Melbury Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Sutton 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.

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