J. T. Hills
Rifleman, London Regiment, 1st/17th Battalion
Born in Chelsfield, Kent; enlisted in Lambeth; lived in Stockwell
Died of wounds age 38 on 30 November 1917
CWGC: “Son of Tom and Elizabeth Hills, of Well Hill, Chelsfield, Kent; husband of Emma Harriet Hills, of 31 Hargwyne Street, Stockwell, London.”
Remembered at Orival Wood Cemetery, Flesquieres, France
NATIONAL ROLL OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918
HILLS, J. T., Rflmn., 1/17th London Regt. (Rifles)
He joined in 1916, and in the same year embarked for France. Whilst on the Western Front he fought in the Battle of the Somme and in an engagement at St. Eloi. He died gloriously on the Field of Battle at Arras in November 1917, and was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
“And doubtless he went in splendid company.”
31, Hargwyne Street, Stockwell Road, S.W.9.
Information from the 1911 census
John Thomas Hills was a dustman. In 1911, aged 31, he lived with his wife Emma Hills, who was from Crockenhill, Kent in 3 rooms at 31 Hargwyne Street, Stockwell. They had one child: Dorothy Hills, 6, who was born in Lambeth.