Chatteris WW1 Soldier George Hills MM 8937. Chatteris Remembers Biography
George Hills MM Private, 8937 2 Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment Died: 12th November 1917 George Hills was one of three brothers (the others being Charles and Horace) all killed in the Great War. His mother, Naomi, remarried after her first husband died and at one time had 5 sons or stepsons at the front. George had been a regular soldier and spent seven years abroad before the war and rejoined on 16th August 1914. He was involved in action in many areas in France and Flanders and was killed while his battalion was in the trenches near Hollebeke in the Ypres Salient. He won the military medal but, so far, we have not found the details of how and why he won the award. He is buried at Bailleul, which suggests that he was wounded in the trenches and taken to a Casualty Clearing Station and hospital where he died of his wounds. . Project File Contains • CWGC Roll of Honour • Article Cambs Times December 7th 1917 • Article of Cambs Times 7th May 1915 • ”Soldiers Died’ • 1891 and 1911 Census • 2nd Beds War Diary • Medal Roll.
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