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Welcome Fred Hills

Born 23rd July 1885, Ash, Wrotham, Kent

Husband of Sarah Ann Ada Hills, nee Burge

Joined the City of London Police 23rd March 1911

Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, just under 6ft in height

Served at the Minories and Bishopsgate Police Stations

Warrant Number 7780

Collar Number C263

Private, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards

Service Number 10684

Killed in action at some time between 14th and 16th September 1914, at Soupir, aged 29 years

Buried Vailly British Cemetery, France

From the Police Review, 1st January 1915: “PC Welcome Fred Hills was born at Wrotham, Kent. He joined the 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards on January 13th 1903 and transferred to the Army Reserve on August 5th last. He was killed in action whilst serving with the Expeditionary Force in France between September 14th and 16th. He leaves a widow and one child”.

The above photograph appeared in the “Police Review”, 1st January 1915.

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