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Private 5606 Albert E. Hill
2nd Battalion (Duke of Edinburgh's) Wiltshire Regiment

Local Information:

Private Hill was born in Marylebone, London and enlisted into the Army in Marlborough, Wiltshire. His place of residence at the time of enlistment was Hungerford.

In 1912 he had married Mary Jane Preston in Hungeford.

He went to France on the 20 Oct 1914 [This indicates he was either serving, or a recalled reservist].

He died at the 4th Norther General Hospital, Lincoln as a result of gas injuries on 8 May 1916 and was buried 13 May 1916 in St Saviours Churchyard, Eddington.

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- The Regimental cap badge of the Wiltshire Regiment

- Pte Hill's CWGC headstone in Eddington Churchyard, 2017. (by Dr Jimmy Whittaker)

Regimental Information:

In May 1916 the 2nd Battalion Wiltshire Regiment was in front of Carnoy on the Somme. It is clear he died of wounds but it is not possible to establish at this stage in which action he received those wounds.