Captain ROBERT FINDEN DAVIES – kia 9 September 1916
September 9, 2016
September 11, 2016

Major HUGH HILL, DSO, MVO, 3 x MiD

Age:                                                       41

Regiment/Service:                          Royal Welsh Fusiliers and Brevet Lt. Col. G.S.O.I. General Staff

Cemetery:                                          BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY III. K. 40.



On passing out of Sandhurst he was gazetted to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. He served in the South African War from 1899 to 1900. He was promoted Captain in 1903, and was Adjutant of his regiment from 1904 to 1907. In 1905 he was appointed an honorary Aide-de-Camp to the Prince of Wales during his tour in India, and was afterwards made an MVO. He passed the Staff College, Quetta, in 1909. As extra AIde-de-Camp, he was on the Staff of the King for the Durbar and the subsequent tour. He was promoted Major in 1913, and as Brigade Major to the Jullundur Brigade accompanied the Indian contingent to France at the outbreak of the European War. He subsequently became DAA and QMG, and later AQMG, with temporary rank of Lieutenant-Colonel.

In 1915 he was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order for distinguished service in the field. He was appointed GSO (1st grade) in 1915, and given the Brevet of Lieutenant-Colonel in May 1916. During the war Lieutenant-Colonel Hill was mentioned three times in Despatches. He was killed in action.


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