HILL-REID William Scott

Category: Military
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment or Ship: Devonshire Regiment; Royal Air Force
Date of Birth: 1890
Place of Birth: Hever, Kent
Date of Death: 29.06.1984
Place of Death: Maidstone, Kent Address: Craigmore, 39 Wickham Avenue, Bexhill on Sea

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Family Information

Parents:          William Hill Reid, b1858 in Edinburgh, Scotland, and Helen Louisa Reid, nee Cooper, b1870 in Kensington, London.

 Siblings:         Gilbert Alan, b1893 in Hever, and Helen Violet, b1896 in Penshurst, Kent.

In 1891 William senior was a Farmer living in Kent; in 1901 the family were living in Sidley Street and he was a Corn Merchant. By 1911 the family had moved to Craigmore and William senior was ‘Living on Own Means’.

When William Scott Hill-Reid died he had been living at Chantry Place, Marden, Kent.  He left an estate of £289,374.

First World War Experience

William Scott enlisted in 1915 and he served in Egypt. Three mentions of him can be found in the local newspapers.  One, in May 1915, saying that he was a Prisoner of War.  Another, in July 1919, states:  “This young officer in the R. A. F., (elder son of Mr and Mrs W. Hill-Reid, of Craigmore, Wickham Avenue) has recently been promoted Staff-Captain after four years service in the East.

 William Scott was awarded the Victory Medal, the British War Medal, and the 15 Star.

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