Born: 1884, Stoke, Ipswich.

Died: 10th September 1918; age 34; KiA.

Employed: by Ransomes & Rapier Ltd, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 19th August 1914.


Rank: Driver; Service Number: 14379

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, 129th Battery, 42nd Brigade.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Clasp.


Grave Reference:


Vaulx Hill Cemetery,

Pas de Calais,





1891   3, Rapier Street, Ipswich.


John was 7 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Benjamin Hill, 37, a Labourer – Chemical Works, born Bramford, Suffolk.

Emily Hill (nee Carr), 34, born Bramford.

Gertrude Mabel Hill, 13, born Bramford.

Arthur Albert Hill, 11, born Ipswich.

Elizabeth Alice Hill, 5, born Ipswich.

Ethel Emily Hill, 4, born Ipswich.

Edgar Hill, 1, born Ipswich.


1901   The Barracks, Weedon Bec, Northamptonshire.


John was 18 years old, a Soldier ranked Driver for the Royal Field Artillery.


1911   60, Finchley Road, Ipswich.


John was 28 years old, a Driller – Iron Works – Crane Makers. He was married & Head of the Household.

Rose, 41.

Rose’s children

Albert Denny, 16, a Point’s Boy – Electric Trams – Ipswich Borough Council, born St. Clement’s Ipswich.

William Dennis Denny, 10, born St. Michael’s, Ipswich.

Violet Rhoda Denny, 8, born St. Michael’s, Ipswich.


In 1910, Ipswich, John married Rose Ann Denny (nee Nunn), born September 1869, Gosbeck, Suffolk.

They had 1 daughter:

May Elizabeth Hill, born May 1911, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Rose A. Hill – widow.


Rose’s son CHARLES WILLIAM DENNY is also remembered on the memorial at Christchurch Park.


John is also remembered on the Ransomes & Rapier Ltd. war memorial, Bourne Park, Ipswich, and at St. Mary at Stoke Church, Ipswich.

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Royal Field Artillery, 129th Battery, 42nd Brigade:

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