British and World Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria

British and World Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (31 March 2010) Catalogue Cover

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John Mackie Hillard

John Mackie Hillard

My father, John Mackie Hillard, was born on Christmas Eve 1921 and, aged 16, joined the senior cadets of the Victoria Scottish Regiment. At the outbreak of the Second World War he was not quite 18, and despite repeated requests, his parents refused to sign his enlistment papers, fearing they would b...