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57272: School Children of the Empire Certificate

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posted on 2024-02-23, 22:52 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.


Editor's Comment:
'1916 | A Signal Wish from the School Children of the Empire who sent Christmas Gifts to Our Brave Soldiers & Sailors'. Certificate presented to Arthur's son Leslie for fund raising.

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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Subject

Hilton, Leslie

Date

1916

Date Created

01/08/1914

Temporal Coverage

31/12/1914

Source

Leaf

Medium

Card

Type

Memorabilia

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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