Other names: Nicholas Weatherby
Locations in this story: Weeke, WinchesterFrance & FlandersCourcelette British War Cemetery, Somme, FranceSt. Andrew's Church, Donhead St. Andrew, WiltshireWinchester College, Winchester, HampshreDonhead Cottage, Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire
Story: 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.