An Old Collection of Medals Relating to The Great War

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Date of Auction: 19th June 2013

Sold for £300

Estimate: £350 - £450

Three: Second Lieutenant C. L. G. Hill, 1/8th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, formerly Honourable Artillery Company, who was twice wounded in 1915 and subsequently killed in action on 4 November 1916

1914-15 Star (1402 Pte., H.A.C.); British War and Victory Medals (2. Lieut.) first a little polished, therefore nearly very fine and better (3) £350-450


Cedric Lloyd Graham Hill was born in Old Charlton, Kent on 2 May 1893. Having previously served for 4 years in the Dulwich College O.T.C., he attested for the Honourable Artillery Company at Armoury House, Finsbury on 24 August 1914. As a Private in the H.A.C. he served in France/Flanders, 29 December 1914-1 July 1915. Whilst there he was twice wounded - taking a wound to the scalp on 13 February 1915 and a gunshot wound to the left shoulder on 12 June 1915, the latter causing him to be invalided to England. Whilst there he was discharged to a commission with the Durham Light Infantry, 1 October 1915. Returning to France and serving with the 1/8th Battalion D.L.I., 2nd Lieutenant Hill was killed in action on 5 November 1916, aged 23 years. Having no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. He was the son of Graham and Minnie Hill, of 22 Carlton Avenue, Kenton, Middlesex.

With copied service papers and m.i.c.