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Hill Leslie Brownlow
16th Bn. Canadian Infantry -
1 july 1889 , Portland Place , London W1
27 april 1915
Son of Marie Klara Hill and the late Elvis Ford Hill, Cigar and Tobacco Merchant , of London, England
Educated at Margate College
5'7" = 1.70m
157 lbs = 71.2 kg
Tattoo Crucifix on breast
Mole on left fore arm
Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery
Plot I , Row H , Stone 26
16 june 1914
7 september 1914
23 september 1914
7 october 1914
15 december 1915
2 january 1915
23 january 1915
22 february 1915
27 april 1915
Served for a short period with the North Staffordshire Regiment and afterwards in the Royal Navy.
Went to Canada and settled at Victoria , British Columbia
Joined the 50th Gordon Highlanders
Passed medical examination at Valcartier Camp
Enlisted at Valcartier Camp , Quebec and posted to the 16th Bn. CEF
Embarked at Quebec per SS' Andania'
Offence : unknown
Award : 5 days Field Punishment N°2
Location : Lark Hill Camp
Admitted to N°1 General Hospital with deflected septum and etmoiditis
Discharged to duty
Proceeded to France
Came safely through the Battle of Ypres but was wounded in the trenches by a fragment of shell and died the same day in N°8 British Field Ambulance.
An extract from the 16th Bn. CEF war diary 27 april 1915:
Location : St. Jean (Jan) Ypres trenches
'Heavily shelled all day. Very trying day.
Moved out at 8.15h and returned to Regimental Headquarters south of Brielen.
N°1 Coy. which had been left behind reported at St. Jean shortly before we moved off .
They had remained all night on the west side of the Ypres Canal'