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55856: Photograph of 4th Bn. East Yorks on the march, including Arthur Hilton

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posted on 2024-02-23, 22:48 authored by Great War Archive Project Team

Arthur Hilton (East Yorks) was my grandfather, killed in action 3rd May 1915. He left a widow, Hilda Hilton, daughter Hilda aged 7 (my mother) and a son Leslie aged 3.

Arthur Hilton is listed on the roll of honour in Beverley Minster and his name appears on the Menin Gate.


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Photograph captioned: '4th East Yorks, Aug 4th 1914, Leaving Camp, Wales'.

From the effects of Serjeant 1062 Arthur Hilton, 1st/4th Bn. East Yorkshire Regiment, killed in action 3rd May 1915, aged 31. The husband of Hilda Hilton (nee Davies, later Brown), of 17, William St., Porter St., Hull, he is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. His battalion, as part of the 50th (Northumbrian) Division, was engaged in the Battle of St Julien, the second phase of the Second Battle of Ypres.

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Identifier

6404.jpg| GWA_5451_4EYorksLeavingWalescamp1914.jpg|

Subject

Hilton, Arthur

Date

4th August 1914

Date Created

01/08/1914

Temporal Coverage

31/12/1918

Source

Photograph

Medium

Photographic paper

Type

Photograph

Contributor

Richard Marshall | J Dunlin

Rights

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

Publisher

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford

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