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Private Septimus Hill (9292)

1st Bn, The Worcestershire Regiment, 5th Infantry Brigade, 2nd Division, B.E.F.

Cap badge of the Worcestershire Regiment

Malvern Commemoration: Malvern Library

Burial/Commemoration: Le Touret Memorial

Nature of Death: Killed in action Neuve Chapelle, France 13/3/1915

Age: 30

Next of Kin: Son of Mr and Mrs T Hill of The Cross, Ripple, near Tewkesbury

Previous Employment: Regular Soldier

Born at Coughton, Warwickshire enlisted into the Worcestershire Regiment [1] before the war and was killed in action during the bitter fighting at Neuve Chapelle [2] in March 1915. The Malvern News reported in April 1915 that he had been killed on the 10th of March, not the 13th as official sources state, but fighting was such that it was often difficult to establish the exact date of death. Many officers of the 1st Worcesters are recorded as having been killed 10th-13th March.

Hill lived at Abberton Villa, Quest Hills Road at the time of the newspaper report.

Malvern News 17/4/15

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[1] Worcestershire Regiment: http://www.worcestershireregiment.com/

[2] Neuve Chapelle: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Neuve_Chapelle

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