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57260: Move Orders for the 4th Bn. East Yorks, issued to Arthur Hilton

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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.


Editor's Comment:
Orders to move to Newcastle Central Station, 17th April 1915. This was the first stage in the transfer of the battalion to France.

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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Creator

Wilkinson, W. T.

Subject

Hilton, Arthur

Date

17th April 1915

Date Created

01/01/1910

Temporal Coverage

31/12/1913

Source

Leaf

Medium

Paper

Type

Official document

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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