Names on Donhead St. Andrew War Memorial 03

Percival Henry Hill

Surname: Hill
Other names: Percival Henry
Other people in this story:
John Henry Hill
Elizabeth Ann Hill née Bryant
Walter Geoffrey Hill
Henry Peto
Locations in this story:
East Knoyle, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
Parkstone Avenue, Parkstone, Dorset
Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire
Bishops Knoyle (West Knoyle), Wiltshire
Pains Hill, Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire
Chedington Court, Beaminster, Dorset

Percival Henry Hill was born on 27th August, 1894, in East Knoyle, Wiltshire, and baptised at St. Mary the Virgin Church, Bishop's Knoyle (West Knoyle),Wiltshire, on 7th October, 1894. He was the son of John Henry Hill, a Gardener, and Elizabeth Ann Hill (née Bryant). His siblings included Walter Geoffrey, born in 1896, who also died in the war. He was first registered for school at East Knoyle C of E School in 1897. In 1903 when his family moved to Pains Hill, Donhead St. Andrew he was registered for schooling at Donhead St. Andrew C of E School. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single and working as a Domestic Footman and living at Chedington Court, Beaminster, Dorset, in the employ of Sir Henry Peto (Bart).

He enlisted in Salisbury and joined the 8th Battalion of the East Yorkshire Regiment (Service No. 16355) and at the time of his death held the rank of Corporal. He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died on 31st March 1916 and his name appears on the Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres (Panel 21 & 31). He is remembered on the Donhead St. Andrew War Memorial. His parents were by then living at 78 Parkstone Avenue, Parkstone, Dorset.

  • Donhead St. Andrew War Memorial
  • Donhead St. Andrew Church

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