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Surname: HILTON

Forename(s): Arthur

Place of Birth: Derby, Derbyshire

Service No: ---

Rank: T/2nd Lieutenant

Regiment / Corps / Service: York and Lancaster Regiment

Battalion / Unit: 1/5th Battalion

Division: 49th (West Riding) Division

Age: 25

Date of Death: 1917-10-09

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Addenda Panel 163.

CWGC Cemetery: ---


Non-CWGC Burial: ---


Additional Information:

Arthur Hilton was the son of Arthur Job and Adelaide Hilton, née Harston. Arthur, senior, was born at Derby, Derbyshire and Adelaide at New Lenton, Nottinghamshire.

1901 Chesterfield, Derbyshire Census: 7, Hardwick Street - Arthur Hilton, aged 9 years, born Derby, Derbyshire, son of Arthur and Adelaide Hilton.

1911 Chesterfield, Derbyshire Census: 34, Catherine Street - Arthur Hilton, aged 19 years, born Derby, Derbyshire, son of Arthur and Adelaide Hilton.

Arthur was married to Mabel Maud Deakin in 1917.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: ( - ) Arthur Hilton, 31982, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment; Cpl 29781, Yorkshire Regiment & 2nd Lieut York and Lancaster Regiment. Commissioned: 6 June 1917. Theatre of War first served in: France. Date of entry therein: 5 January 1916. Correspondence: (Widow) Mrs Atkinson, Pitsmoor Road, Sheffield.

In 2019 the CWGC commemoration for Arthur was transferred from Arras Memorial to Tyne Cot Memorial - Addenda Panel. His name will be removed from the Arras Memorial when the appropriate panel is next replaced.

Photograph: ‘Derbyshire Courier’ (3 November 1917).

A short biography of Arthur is included in: ‘The Ingleton War Memorial, 1914-18, 1939-45’ by Andrew Brooks (2005).

Data Source: Local War Memorial


Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---


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T/2nd Lieutenant Arthur HILTON

T/2nd Lieutenant Arthur HILTON

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: York and Lancaster Regiment

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: York and Lancaster Regiment

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division

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Surname: HILTON

Forename(s): Arthur





Rank: Temp 2/LT

Regiment: York and Lancaster Regiment

Battalion: 5th Battalion (Territorial)


Died Date: 09/10/17

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War:


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Surname: HILTON

Forename(s): Arthur

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number:

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment: York and Lancaster Regiment

Unit: 5th Bn.



Died Date: 09/10/1917

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‘Derbyshire Courier’ (3 November 1917)




Second Lieutenant A. Hilton, York and Lancaster Regiment, a young Brampton officer, has been killed whilst gallantly leading his men in an attack against a strong enemy position. His wife lives at 34, Hope Street, Brampton, and he was the eldest son of Mr. A.J. Hilton, 34, Catherine Street, Brampton. Formerly employed as an assistant in the boot stores of Messrs. Tylers, Burlington Street, Chesterfield, Second Lieutenant Hilton had a distinctly creditable army career. Enlisting in the Notts and Derbys in November, 1915, he gained a couple of stripes whilst in training, and was promoted to the rank of sergeant on the battlefield. In January this year he was granted a commission in the York and Lancaster Regiment, and as recently as 8 August was home on leave. In a letter to Mrs. Hilton, the writer says: “Your husband had not been very long with us, but we soon got to know and appreciate his qualities. He was a very fine officer, full of courage and resource, and his loss is felt by all ranks of the battalion. He was killed whilst gallantly leading his men in an attack beyond our original objective, against a strong enemy point which was holding us up.” Official notification has been received by Mrs. Hilton. The officer has two brothers serving in France and a third is employed by Messrs. Markham and Co., Ltd. He was 25 years old.




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