Biography of Arthur Palmer Hill (11898)
8th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment
Died 31st July 1917


  • Name: Arthur Palmer Hill
  • Date of birth: 1895
  • Place of Birth: Rippingale, Lincolnshire, England
  • Date of Birth registration: October – December 1895
  • Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

  • Name: John Thomas Palmer Hill
  • DOB: 1858
  • Place of Birth: Rippingale, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Farm labourer

  • Name: Annie Lizzie Musson
  • DOB: 1865
  • Place Of Birth: Rippingale, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 1885 Rippingale, Lincolnshire, England
Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • William Hill, 1886, Rippingale
    John T Hill, 1887, Rippingale
    Eliza Hill, 1888, Rippingale
    Ewart Gladston Hill, 1889, Rippingale
    Ethel J Hill, 1890, Rippingale
    Maud Hill, 1892, Rippingale
    George Hill, 1894, Rippingale
    Arthur Palmer Hill, 1895, Rippingale
    Bertha Hill, 1898, Rippingale
    Fred Hill, 1900, Rippingale
    Hector Hill, 1904, Rippingale
    Dorothy Hill, 1907, Rippingale

  • 1901 :Arthur is living with his parents in Rippingale, Lincolnshire
  • 1911: Arthur is living in Rippingale with his Mother and younger siblings. The census gives him an age of 15 and he is listed as a Farm Labourer.Other information:
    The family later can be found living at the Mill Cottage, Rippingale after the end of the war.
    Arthur’s father is in the Royal United Hospital in Bath.
Relatives in services

  • Arthur’s brother George Hill also fought and was killed in WW1. George can be found on our page dedicated to the Rippingale War Memorial.


  • No marriage for Arthur has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.

Newspaper Mentions

  • Lincolnshire Echo Friday 12th September 1919
    At Rippingale it is proposed to make a house to house collection for the War Memorial Cross, to be erected at the estimated cost of £250, to the honoured memory of those who served in the great war, especially the fallen, those whp made the supteme sacrifice from here being: Arthur Hill, George Hill, Frank Kime, George Daff Pollard, John William Sandall, Walter Sandall, Charles Sharpe, Walter Scarborough, and Arthur Thompson.

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found
Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • None found
Pension Records

  • None found

  • The British Medal
    The Victory Medal
    The 15 Star

  • UK
  • Rippingale, plaque in St Andrew’s Church
    Rippingale, Names on the cross in St Andrew’s Churchyard
    Dowsby, Plaque in St Andrew’s Church


  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Private Arthur Palmer Hill, 11898, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment who died on 31st July 1917.
    Remembered with honour, Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

Military Service Timeline:

  • With current information, research will be limited to the movements of the 8th Battalion Lincolnshire regiment between 10th September 1915 and 31st July 1917.
  • Sources:
    8th Battalion regimental diary (The National Archives)
    History of the Lincolnshire Regiment – C R Simpson


  • WW1 Soldier’s Records (
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission