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VC732   Albert Hill

BORN   24 May 1895

DIED   17 February 1971   AGE   75

VC Won   20 July 1916   AGE   21

Place VC Won   Delville Wood, Somme, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1916

Name   Albert Hill   No.   15280   

VC Issue No.   732   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Royal Welch Fusiliers, 10th Battalion, C Company


Now   1st Battalion The Royal Welsh Regiment

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Hulme, Manchester, Lancashire, England

Place Of Death   Pawtucket Memorial Hospital, Rhode Island, USA

Buried/Location Ashes   Highland Memorial Park, Johnston, Rhode Island, USA


Date Buried/Cremated   20 February 1971

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   'Buttonwood' Division, Section K, Lot 196, Grave 1

Gazetted   26 September 1916

VC Presented   18 November 1916 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Highland Memorial Park, Johnston, Rhode Island, USA

P  Victoria Cross Plaque,  Outside The Museum of the Manchesters, Ashton Town Hall, Market Place, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire

P  Memorial Stone At Site Of VC Action, Delville Wood, Somme, France

P  Hill Court, Barracks Field Estate, Off Kingsmill Road, Hightown, Wrexham, Clwyd, Wales

By The Way…

Emigrated to America in 1923, he stayed there until he died in 1971

VC Held By

Regimental Museum of the Royal Welch Fusiliers, The Queen's Tower, Caernarfon Castle, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales



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Thank you to Bill Sweeney for Photo of Albert Hills grave in America