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Arthur Palmer Hill

Biography of Arthur Palmer Hill (11898)
8th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment
Died 31st July 1917



Arthur Palmer Hill

Date of birth:

Place of Birth:
Rippingale, Lincolnshire, England

Date of Birth Registration:
Oct-Dec 1895

Place of Birth Registration:
Bourne, Lincolnshire, England



No marriage for Arthur has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.



Father’s Name:
John Thomas Palmer Hill

Father’s Date of Birth:

Father’s Place of Birth:
Rippingale, Lincolnshire, England

Father’s Occupation:
Farm Labourer

Mother’s Name:
Annie Lizzie Musson

Mother’s DOB:
About 1865

Mothers Place of Birth:
Rippingale, Lincolnshire, England

Their Marriage:
1885, Rippingale

Children: (Name), (Date of Birth), (Place of Birth),
William Hill, 1886, Rippingale
John T Hill, 1887, Rippingale
Eliza Hill, 1888, Rippingale
Ewart Gladston Hill, 1889, Rippingale
Ethel J Hill, 1890, Rippingale
Maud Hill, 1892, Rippingale
George Hill, 1894, Rippingale
Arthur Palmer Hill, 1895, Rippingale
Bertha Hill, 1898, Rippingale
Fred Hill, 1900, Rippingale
Hector Hill, 1904, Rippingale
Dorothy Hill, 1907, Rippingale


1901 Census:
Arthur is living with his parents in Rippingale

1911 Census:
Arthur is living in Rippingale with his Mother and younger siblings. The census gives him an age of 15 and he is listed as a Farm Labourer.
Arthur’s father is in the Royal United Hospital in Bath.

Other information:
The family later can be found living at the Mill Cottage, Rippingale after the end of the war.

Relatives in the services:
Arthur’s brother George Hill also fought and was killed in WW1. George can be found on our page dedicated to the Rippingale War Memorial.


Military Records

Attestation Papers:
None can be found currently and are assumed to be part of the records destroyed in the Blitz.

WW1 Soldier’s Records:
None can be found currently and are assumed to be part of the records destroyed in the Blitz.

Soldier’s Died In The Great War:
No record can be found within this archive.

Pension Records:
None can be found currently and are assumed to be part of the records destroyed in the Blitz.


Medal Card Index:
Arthur’s medal card index states that he was eligible for the following medals:-
The British Medal
The Victory Medal
The 1915 Star

Even though Arthur’s military records no longer exist, we can assume that we saw foreign service in from some point in 1915 thus being eligible for the 1915 Star medal. The qualifying date listed on the medal card index is 10th September 1915.



Rippingale, plaque in St Andrew’s Church
Rippingale, Names on the cross in St Andrew’s Churchyard
Dowsby, Plaque in St Andrew’s Church

Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
In memory of Private Arthur Palmer Hill, 11898, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment who died on 31st July 1917.
Remembered with honour, Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
Ref: Addenda Panel 58

More information:

Please see below for more pictures from Menin Gate Memorial and Ypres



Military Service Timeline

Research is ongoing and will be posted when completed.

With current information, research will be limited to the movements of the 8th Battalion Lincolnshire regiment between 10th September 1915 and 31st July 1917.

8Th Battalion regimental diary (The National Archives)
History of the Lincolnshire Regiment – C R Simpson