Altrincham WW1 - Surnames starting with the letter H. 

Sydney Moir-Byres Hill

Rank:2nd Lt.
Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:03rd Bn*
Name of Rgt or Ship:Gordon Highlanders*
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:France
Cemetery or Memorial:Loos Memorial, (Dud Corner Cemetery)
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born in January 1885 during the March quarter 1885 in the Ormskirk R.D. -
ref: 8b/822, the son of John & Jessie (Caroline?) Moir Hill (nee Crane). 
Baptised on the 11th January 1885 at St. James' P.C., Birkdale, Lancashire.
   In 1881 the family were resising at 3 Stanley Grove, Chorlton on
Medlock, Manchester.  Where Sydney was born perhaps?

1891 Census - 50 Promenade, North Meols, Southport, Lancashire.   Lodgiing
House.   Boarder - aged: 6 - born: Birkdale, Lancashire.   Head of
household - Emily Giles - Lodging House Keeper.   Harold James Hill (16)
born: Chorlton, Florence Maria W. Hill (19) born: Chorlton, Cyril Peter
Hill (11) born: Alverstoke, Hampshire were also boarders at this address.

His parents were then Visitors at the home of Thomas & Henrietta
Blatherwaite, 4 Queens Mead Road, Bromley, Kent.   John Hill - aged: 69 -
occ: South American Merchant - born: Scotland.    Jessie C. Hill - aged: 49
- born: Ystradowen, Glamorgan, Wales.

His father - John Hill died in 1892 - aged: 63.

1901 Census - The College, South Downs Road, Bowdon.   Scholar - aged: 16 -
born: Southport, Lancashire.  His family was then residing at "Thornlea",
Woodlands Park, Timperley.  Jessie C. Hill - Widow - aged: 59 - born:
Glamorgan, Wales.   Plus 3 siblings - Florence M.W. Hill, Harold J. Hill & 
Claude J.G. Hill.  Plus 3 domestic Servants.

1911 Census - 18 Broad Walk, Buxton, Derbyshire.   Son - aged: 26 - occ:
Chartered Accountant - born: Southport.  Head of Household - Jessie
Caroline Hill - Widow - aged: 69 - occ: Private Means - born: Ystradowen,
Glamorgan, Wales.

Appointed 2nd Lt on the 7th May 1915 and Commissioned with the Gordon

Attached to the 1st Battalion Cameron Highlanders.

Killed on the first day of the Battle of Loos whilst he was attached to the
1st Battalon, Cameron Highlanders.  James Campbell gave an account in his
diary.  They were to attack some high ground close to Hill 60.  They
attacked at 05.50 hrs on the 25th September 1915 and reached the front line
by 08.00 hrs.  Initially the attack went well and they captured the German
front line.   They were set to dig a communication trench, but were then
sent over the top to defend the Divison's left flank.

Post war his mother resided at 111 Barrowmead, Buxton.

Commemorated on the family gravestone in Sale Cemetery - F.1770.

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