Llewelyn Hillier

Llewelyn Hillier (1898–1918) was a fisher from Lamaline, Newfoundland, who attested in the Newfoundland Regiment in August 1916. He was declared missing in action on December 3, 1917, though it was soon clear that he had been taken prisoner by German forces. The Newfoundland military authorities subsequently learned from the International Red Cross that Hillier had been shot in the back that day, and died on January 25, 1918, at the German hospital at Le Cateau.

Service Record Details

(LAC acknowledges the participation of the Provincial Archives Division, The Rooms Corporation of Newfoundland and Labrador, for the links to their Digitized Personnel Files.)

Date of Birth:

Date of Attestation: August 18, 1916

Age at Enlistment: 18 years

Prior Military Service: None

Height: 5 feet, 4 inches

Weight: 127 pounds

Description:

Home Address: Point au Gaul, Lamaline, Newfoundland

Trade: Fisher

Married: No

Next of Kin: Edward Hillier (father)

Theatre of War: Europe

Casualties/Medical History

None.

Interesting Details from the Service Record

Hillier's family received a postcard from him after he had been captured. They hoped to send him a care package but then learned that he had died from his wounds.

The London Gazette

No mentions found.

Military Medals, Honours and Awards (1812–1969)

No mentions found.

Census Records

No records located.

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