Other names: Harold Sydney
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetEnmore Green, Shaftesbury, DorsetMere, WiltshireMelksham, WiltshireTrowbridge, Wiltshire
Story: 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). It is not known in which theatre of war he served in but on his discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 59 King Street, Melksham, Wiltshire, 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 Melksham on 16 Aug 1955.