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Place of Birth: Skipton, Yorkshire
Service No: 11304
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 9th (Service) Battalion
Division: 17th (Northern) Division
Date of Death: 1916-07-13
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: B. "C." 987.
CWGC Cemetery: SKIPTON (WALTONWRAYS) CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE
Horace Hillary was the son of William Downham and Elizabeth Hillary, née Billows and brother of L/Corporal Harold Hillary (266958) (q.v.). Their father was born at Kettlewell and mother at Skipton, Yorkshire. Horace and Harold were cousins of Private John Hillary (2472) (q.v.) and Private Frank Crossland Billows (15543) (q.v.).
1901 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 1, Prospect Place - Horace Hillary, aged 5 years, born Skipton, son of William Downham and Elizabeth Hillary.
1911 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 1, Prospect Place - Horace Hillary, aged 15 years, born Skipton, son of William Downham and Elizabeth Hillary.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Horace Hillary, 11304, W. Rid. R. Theatre of War first served in: (2B) Balkans. Date of entry therein: 7.7.15. D. of W. 13.7.16.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Horace Hillary, 11304, 8th W. Rid. R.; 9th W. Rid. R. D. of W. 13.7.16.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Horace Hillary, 11304, 9th Bn W. Riding. Date and Place of Death: 13.7.16. 2nd Western Gen. Hos. Manchester. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Father - William D. £16 1s. 6d.
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
HILLARY Horace, aged 20, Prospect Place, Skipton, wounded in action in France, died in Manchester Hospital, July 13, 1916.
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Private Horace HILLARY
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 17th (Northern) Division
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