Harold Fayette Hill



Aug 12, 1891

Born at Kalamazoo Michigan


Nov 19, 1917

Medical Examination under the MSA (Military Service Act, 1917) conducted at Quesnel British Columbia


Mar 25, 1918

Sworn into the 1st Depot Battalion of the British Columbia Regiment at Vancouver British Columbia under the MSA 

Ø      Number 2022362

o       This number was later changed to 1263796

Ø      Next of kin given as Joseph Frank Hill (father) of Quesnel British Columbia

Ø      Previous occupation given as Farmer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Presbyterian


May 15, 1918

Embarked the SS Ajana at Halifax Nova Scotia as part of the 11th Draft from the 1st Depot Battalion of the British Columbia Regiment



May 27, 1918

Disembarked at Liverpool England and proceeded to the Seaford Camp


May 28, 1918

TOS (Taken On Strength) the 1st Reserve Battalion at Seaford 

Placed in segregation due to illness


May 30, 1918

Admitted into the No 14 Canadian General Hospital at Eastbourne diagnosed with a case of Measles


Jun 20, 1918

Discharged to duty from hospital


Aug 17, 1918

Service number changed to 1263796.  No reason is given in the file for this change


Sep 13, 1918

Transferred to the 29th Battalion


Sep 14, 1918

Arrived at CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) in France and TOS the 29th Battalion


Sep 16, 1918

Left CIBD for the CCRC (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp)


Sep 19, 1918

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Sep 20, 1918

Joined the 21st Battalion and TOS their strength and assigned to “B” Company 

On this date the Battalion was in the front line trenches but Pte Hill joined the Rear Details some distance behind the front line in the Reincourt area.  The War Diary makes mention of a draft of 80 Other Ranks arriving at the Rear Detail as reinforcements


Dec 12, 1918

Attached to the 4th Canadian Infantry Brigade for duty


Feb 19, 1919

Attached to the 2nd Divisional Train for duty


Apr 3, 1919

Embarked the Western Australia at Havre


Disembarked in England and proceeded to the Witley Camp


Apr 4, 1919

TOS “P” Wing of the CCC (Canadian Concentration Camp) at Witley for processing for return to Canada


May 14, 1919

Embarked the RMS Caronia at Liverpool



May 22, 1919

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia and proceeded by train to Kingston Ontario


May 24, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 279985

Ø      Rank on discharge Private

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge Quesnel British Columbia


Jan 29, 1923

British War Medal and Victory Medals sent to him at Quesnel British Columbia


Mar 26, 1987

Died at Vancouver British Columbia 

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