Gunner Robert Hill

Gunner Robert Hill, 169th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. He died of wounds in France on 15th April 1918, aged 31. He was the son of William and Agnes Hill and husband of Elizabeth Martin Hill of The Bridge, Chirnside. He was a native of Greenlaw and was formerly a Police Constable with the Gateshead Borough Force. He is buried in Boves West Communal Cemetery, Somme , France and his Headstone is inscribed ” Loved By All “. The Siege Batteries used the 6 and 7.2 inch Howitzers to destroy enemy trenches and strongpoints with their plunging fire. The example below is currently in the Imperial War Museum.

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