Other names: George Stephen
Locations in this story: St. James, Shaftesbury, DorsetSutton Waldron, DorsetSalisbury, WiltshireDairyhouse Farm, Shaftesbury
Story: George Stephen Hillier was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 12th November 1885 and baptised at St. James' Church on 13th December 1885, the son of Frederick John Hillier and Emma Jane Hillier (née 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 11th 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, and was described as a General Farm Worker and single. He was admitted to the Newbridge Hospital, Salisbury, Wiltshire where his death was recorded at the Salisbury, Wiltshire, Registry in 1972. He was buried at Sutton Waldron, Dorset, on 20th October 1972. His brothers, Frederick John, Percival Frederick and Robert James also served in the conflict. Their names appear on a Roll of Honour published in the St. James' Parish Magazine in November 1918.