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Gideon Samson Hill or Samson Gideon Hill?


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gideon samson hill born jul aug sept 1898

1901 census (Wright's lane, Old Hill)

gideon hill aged 29 coal miner

annie hill aged 30

gideon s. hill aged 2

john c. hill aged 10 months

Because of his age enlisted in Stourbridge (a few miles from 'home') and swapped his forenames!

21199 Pte Samson Gideon Hill landed in gallipoli 7th september 1915 (4th Worcestershire Regt.)

The Times Dec. 31 1915 page 4 lists him as wounded!

He was awarded the M.M. London Gazette 14th January 1918 page 837

21199 Pte Samson Gideon Hill M.M. of the 4th Worcesters was killed in action 14th October 1918 Aged 20

john charles hill born- 9th may 1900

enlisted into navy 9th may 1918 occupation- collier

served on powerful and resolution

Died 8th November 1918 while serving on resolution (pneumonia) aged 18

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