Other names: Percival Frederick
Locations in this story: Cann, Shaftesbury, DorsetShaftesbury, DorsetMelbury Abbas, Shaftesbury, DorsetReigate, SurreyBasingstoke, Hampshire
Story: Percival Frederick Hillier was born in Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 2 Feb 1896 and baptised at St, James Church, Shaftesbury, on 8 Mar 1896 the son of Frederick John Hillier and Emma Jane Hillier (nee 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 only. (A note on the medal record states the medal itself remained undisposed of.) Percival married Ethel Mary Brown in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 26 Dec 1931. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 1 Day Ball Cottage, Reigate, Surrey, working as a Cowman. His death was recorded at the Basingstoke, Hampshire, Registry, on 9 Aug 1890. His brothers, Frederick John Hillier and George Stephen Hillier, also served in the conflict.