20th April 1917

Private Charles Hill, aged 31died on 20th April 1917 serving with the 12th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment (Bristol’s Own). Born in Aston in 1886, he was a delivery man for Dascombe’s bakery in Solihull before he enlisted in the Army in May 1916. Initially joining the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, he was transferred to the Gloucestershire Regiment.

Charles Hill married Elsie Strong in 1908 and, by 1911, they were living in The Avenue, Solihull. They are believed to have had three children: Linda Dorcas (1910-1935); Harry Charles (1912-1973) and John Robert (1916-1944). Elsie died in 1923, aged 32, leaving three orphaned children aged 8-13.

Charles was killed in action on 20th April 1917 and is buried at Sucrerie Cemetery, Ablaine-St-Nazaire, France. He is commemorated locally on the Solihull War Memorial.

If you have any further information about the family, please let us know.

Tracey
Heritage & Local Studies Librarian

tel.: 0121 704 6977
email: heritage@solihull.gov.uk

 

 

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