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A Military Medal 14th Battalion, York & Lancaster Regiment: DOW Con #41

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A Military Medal 14th Battalion, York & Lancaster Regiment: DOW Con #41

A Military Medal 14th Battalion, York & Lancaster Regiment: DOW - (17180 Pte. A.J. HILL. 9/Y.&L.R.). Naming is officially impressed. Original ribbon, bruised, light contact, better than very fine. Footnote: Arthur Johnson Hill was the husband of Alice Hill, of 166, Rockingham Lane, Sheffield, England. He was awarded the Military Medal as a Private with the 14th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment, the announcement appearing in the Supplement to the London Gazette 29819 of Friday, November 10, 1916, on Saturday, November 11, 1916, page 10924. Hill was later promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal and was wounded in the French theatre, then invalided to England and hospitalized in Sheffield. He died of his wounds on March 15, 1917, at the age of 38 and is buried in Sheffield (City Road) Cemetery, Grave Reference: Screen Wall. CC1. 4." C" 18932. The First World War graves in Sheffield (City Road) Cemetery are scattered and a screen wall in Section Q (near the main entrance) bears the names of a number of casualties buried in graves that could not be marked with headstones. There is a small plot of Second World War graves in Section H and the rest are scattered. The plot also contains a number of special memorials headstones to casualties buried elsewhere in the cemetery in graves that could not be marked individually and a screen wall commemorates casualties buried in Sheffield General Cemetery and Sheffield (St Philip)(Wardsend) Church Cemetery whose graves could no longer be maintained. The cemetery contains 220 burials and commemorations of the First World War and 147 from the Second World War. There are also five non-war service burials and nine war graves of other nationalities. On the western boundary of the war graves plot there is a memorial commemorating 30 servicemen whose remains were cremated at Sheffield Crematorium. (C:41)
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