Christleton Village History Group
Christleton Village Voices
Remembering our Forgotten Heroes 1914-18
Andrew Bruce Hill
An account of the action of the day;
He is on the CWGC website - as Second Lieutenant A B Hill, 7th Bn Royal Warwickshire Regiment, date of death 27/09/1918. He is buried in Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery in France but their Graves Registration Reports show that he was moved to this cemetery from somewhere else.
Report from Cheshire Observer 12th October 1918
Soldier killed from Rowton Andrew Bruce Hill, Ivy Cottage, serving with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment; - two other brothers also serving with the colours. Much sympathy extended to bereaved family. The following letter was received by Miss Hill (his sister) from his officer.
“I cannot tell you how much I regret and sympathise with the loss of your brother, killed in action on 27th September. He was going over in command of his company & was hit by a machine gun bullet and died almost instantly. His loss to the Battalion is a very great one, for he was an excellent officer, extremely cool and brave in action, most capable and thoroughly reliable. He was very popular with the men & officers alike, who feel his loss keenly. During a lull in the battle, I was able to get his body away& and he was buried by the side of 3 officers on mine killed on the same day, and a cross erected over his grave. He is buried outside a little village called………….
Susan Tall and friends Royal Warwickshire Regiment
David and Beryl Cummings
Cheshire Archive & Local Studies Office