C. F. P. Hillier
Service no. L/7574
Private, Royal Fusiliers, 4th Battalion
Born in Cork, Ireland; enlisted in London
Killed in action on 27 October 1914, aged 35
CWGC: “Son of Daniel and Ellen Hillier, of 9 Hemans Street, Lambeth, London. Served in the South African Campaign.”
Remembered at Le Trouret Memorial, France
Information from the censuses
Charles Hillier was not living with his family at 9 Hemans Street in 1911. I have not yet located him on the 1911 census.
Charles’s widowed mother Ellen Hillier, 62, was born in County Cork, Ireland. She had seven children, three of whom lived with her in her three-roomed home: Cecil Hillier, 21, a carman; Mary Hillier, 19, a labeller; and Lena Hillier, 19, a domestic servant. All were born in South Lambeth. The family had lived at 9 Hemans Street since at least 1901.