Harold Sydney Hillier

Surname: Hillier
Other names: Harold Sydney
Other people in this story:
George Hillier
Sarah Annie Hillier (nee Aldridge)
Ada Mary Brickell
Alfred Hillier
Reginald George Hillier
Bertram Edgar Hillier
Clarence Fred Hillier
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Mere, Wiltshire
Melksham, Wiltshire
Trowbridge, Wiltshire

Harold Sydney Hillier was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 4 Jun 1880 (name registered as Sidney Harold but otherwise thereafter always Harold Sydney) the son of George Hillier and Sarah Annie Hillier (nee Aldridge).  He lived his early life mainly at 12 Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury.   He married Ada Mary Brickell in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 27 May 1901.  By 1911 they were living at Chance Cottage, Causeway, Mere, Wiltshire.  Harold enlisted and joined the 5th (E) Mobile Repair Unit of the Royal Engineers as a Private (Service No. M2/103898).  He served in Egypt and Palestine. He was discharge on 5 Feb 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals.  The 1921 Census shows him living at 59 King Street, Melksham, Wiltshire, working as a Motor Engineer. By the time of the 1939 Register he was stillliving at the same address described as a Motor & Maintenance Engineer as well as voluntary work at the Melksham Fire Station.  His death was recorded in the Trowbridge, Wiltshire, Registry in 1955 and he was buried at the Wstern Way cemetery, Melksham, on 16 Mar 1955. Of his brother's, Alfred, Reginald George, Bertram Edgar and Clarence Fred Hillier all served and survived the conflict.


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