Tanyard Lane, St. James

Percival Frederick Hillier

Surname: Hillier
Other names: Percival Frederick
Other people in this story:
Frederick John Hillier (Senior)
Emma Jane Hillier née Upjohn
Ethel Mary Hillier née Brown
Frederick John Hillier
George Stephen Hillier
Robert James Hillier
Locations in this story:
Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Tanyard Lane, St. James, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Laurel House, Melbury Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Reigate, Surrey
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset

Percival Frederick Hillier was born in Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 2nd February 1896 and baptised at St. James' Church, Shaftesbury, on 8th March 1896, the son of Frederick John Hillier and Emma Jane Hillier (née Upjohn).  He lived his early life in Tanyard Lane, Shaftesbury, later moving to Laurel House, Melbury Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset.   He enlisted and served with the Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry Division) as a Private (Service No. 101460).  It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge was awarded the Victory Medal.  (A note on the medal record states the medal itself remained undisposed of.)  By the 1921 census he was living in Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, working for his father as a General Farm Hand.  Percival married Ethel Mary Brown in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 26th December 1931.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 1 Day Ball Cottage, Reigate, Surrey, and was working as a Cowman.  His death was recorded at the Basingstoke, Hampshire, Registry, on 9th Aug 1980.   His brothers, Frederick John, George Stephen and Robert James also served in the conflict.


Links to related web content / sources:
The National Archives
Frederick John Hillier
Robert James Hillier
George Stephen Hillier