Other names: George Stephen
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetSutton Waldron, DorsetSalisbury, Wiltshire
Story: George Stephen Hillier was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 12 Nov 1885 and baptised at St. James Church on 13 Dec 1885 the son of Frederick John Hillier and Emma Jane Hillier (nee Upjohn). He lived his early life with the family in St. James Street, Shaftesbury, and later at Tanyard Lane, Shaftesbury. He enlisted and joined the Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry attached to the 7th Hussars as a Private (Service No. 231224). It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge on 11 May 1919 he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Dairyhouse Farm, Shaftesbury, Dorset, described as a General Farm Worker and still single. His death was recorded at the Salisbury, Wiltshire, Registry in 1972 and he was buried at Sutton Waldron, Dorset, on 20 Oct 1972. His brothers, Frederick John Hillier and Percival Frederick Hillier, also served in the conflict.