HILL, Frank Clayton

Private Frank Clayton Hill
7095 Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)

Frank Clayton Hill was born in 1886 at Codnor Park, son of Philip Aaron Hill, a colliery labourer from Codnor Park and Eliza (nee Clayton) born West Bromwich. Frank had brothers Rowland Miles, George, Joseph Wilfred and a sister named Phyllis. All four of the Hill brothers served in WW1. Three returned but George was wounded at the Somme in 1916, dying of his wounds in December 1916. All four are listed on the Jacksdale War Memorial.

In 1911 his parents were living at ‘The Common’, Main Road, Jacksdale and Frank and his wife Esther (nee Priestley) were living next door, with their two month old son Philip. They later had a son named Frank after the end of the war.

Frank entered France on 2nd May 1915 and was awarded the 1914-15 Star as well as the Victory and British War Medals.

Frank died in 1967 aged 80, His wife Esther died in 1944, aged 58. They are buried at Westwood, St. Mary’s.

Photo below: Frank Hill, son of Frank Clayton Hill on the left with friend Eddie Wilbraham on the right, circa 1940. Courtesy E. Wilbraham.

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