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HILLIAM , William Percy

Conflict Commemorated:WWI

Last Name:HILLIAM

First Name:William Percy

Age At Death:32

Birthplace:Fleet

Residence:Holbeach

Rank:Trooper

Service Number:447

Regiment/ Service:Household Cavalry

Unit:Household Bn.

Former Service Number:2613

Former Regiment/ Former Service:Royal Horse Guards

Date of Death:12/10/1917

Cause of Death:Killed in action

Place of Burial/ Commemoration:TYNE COT MEMORIAL West-Vlaanderen

Country:Belgium

Panel/ Bay/ Grave:3

UK Memorials:North Rauceby-St. Peter Churchyard Cross

Next of Kin:Son of Septimus Charles and Josephine Ann Hilliam (nee Johnson). Brother of Mrs Mary Mastin of Kirkby La Thorpe, Lincs.

Biographical Notes:Enlisted Ancaster. Stop press: Trooper W. P. Hilliam was killed in action last October. "The Moultonian" Easter 1918, page 7. Trooper William P. Hilliam, of Fleet, was killed in action in France on October 12th of last year. He came to the School in 1897, and attended some three or four years. Later he took up farming, and in 1913 removed to South Rauceby, near Grantham, to assist his brother in the management of his farm. In March, 1916 he enlisted in the Royal Horse Guards, and passed in the Riding School. When an Infantry Household Battalion was form from the Guards, he was one of the number selected. This battalion proceeded to France in November, 1916, but Trooper Hilliam soon returned to England, suffering from trench feet. He spent part of this period of home service on duty at Windsor, and was there until sent back to France last August, where he remained until his death occurred. "The Moultonian" Summer 1918, page 30

Researcher:Michael Peck and C J Anderson

Notes:Commemorated Panel 3. TYNE COT MEMORIAL / Fleet St Mary Magdalene / Fleet W.M. / Moulton All Saints, Grammar School WW1 / Moulton Pavilion / North Rauceby St Peter

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