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Person Details

HILL, Henry Charles


Name: Eton - WW1 High Street, Eton
NIWM Ref: 7954
RBWM Ref: WM234
Name: Eton Wick and Boveney Eton Wick Road, Eton Wick
NIWM Ref: 7948
RBWM Ref: WM176

Person Details

Date of birth: 16/12/1894
Place of birth: Eton
Gender: Male
Date of death: 03/09/1917
Place of death: HMS Pembroke, Chatham Naval Base, Chatham, Kent
Manner of death: Killed other
Age at death: 22
CWGC Ref: 3056742
TWGPP Ref: 1635006
Address: 12 Castle View Terrace Thames Avenue Windsor

Military details

Military Organisation: Royal Navy
Military Unit/Group: Depot, H.M.S. Pembroke
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Service Number: K/18991


Father Alfred HILL
Mother Sarah HILL

Additional information

Henry had survived the sinking of HMS Astor on 4th July 1917 in the Mediterranean and was brought back to HMS Pembroke to wait for redeployment. On Monday 3rd September 1917 at 11pm the Drill Hall received two direct hits from bombs dropped by German Gotha bombers in a raid on the dockyard. 130 lives were lost. He is remembered and buried at Gillingham Woodlands Cemetery, Kent.
Henry was baptised 7th April 1895 in Eton. He had been a cycle fitter before the War. He died aged 22. The CWGC and TWGPP give his age as 25. His parents lived at Castle View Terrace, Boveney.


Information about the bombing of the Drill Hall.

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