Donhead St. Mary Church

Nicholas Weatherby Hill

Surname: Hill
Other names: Nicholas Weatherby
Other people in this story:
Henry Leonard Gauntlett Hill
Mary Ann Hill née Weatherby
Locations in this story:
Weeke, Winchester
France & Flanders
Courcelette British War Cemetery, Somme, France
St. Andrew's Church, Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire
Winchester College, Winchester, Hampshre
Donhead Cottage, Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire

Nicholas Weatherby Hill was born on 7th August, 1896, in Weeke, Winchester, Hampshire. He was the son of Henry Leonard Gauntlett Hill, an Architect, and Mary Hill (née Weatherby). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single and a student boarding at Winchester College, Winchester, Hampshire, where he attended from 1909 to 1915. He enlisted with the 2nd Battalion of the Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry and at the time of his death held the rank of Lieutenant (Acting Captain). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Military Cross in 1916 just a few months before his death as well as the Victory and British War medals. He was killed at Courcelette by shell fire whilst on his way to the trenches on 16th January 1917 and was buried at Courcelette British War Cemetery, Somme, France (grave id. I.D.13). He is remembered on a brass tablet and wooden cross inside St. Andrew's Church at Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire, also on the Winchester College War Cloister, Area F.1. His parents were living at Donhead Cottage, Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire, at the time.  


Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives