Regiment or Ship: 8th Bn Royal Sussex Regiment
Service Number(s): G/2540
Date of Birth: 14.11.1893
Place of Birth: Bexhill on Sea, Sussex
Date of Death: 1982
Place of Death: Worthing, SussexAddress: Lower Barnhorn Farm, Little Common, Bexhill on Sea, Sussex
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Parents: Alfred Hilton (1855-1910) and Ellen Hilton, nee Plumbridge, born 1862
Siblings: Alfred (1891-1977).
William married Edith F. Cruttenden in 1917 in the Battle registration area.
First World War Experience
William enlisted on 24th July 1915 and fought in France. He was on St. Mark’s church Roll of Honour for the Royal Sussex Pioneers 8th Battalion in 1915. Apparently, he was wounded in July 1916 but obviously recovered sufficiently to re-join the fighting because he was home on leave from the Front for a few days in January 1917.
William was awarded the Victory Medal, the British War Medal, and the 15 Star.