Monday, 24 August 2015

Penistone Stottercliffe Cemetery Thomas and John Henry Hill

The family gravestone of Thomas and John Henry Hill.
The gravestone has now been re-erected on its plinth


War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Photographs by Pete Schofield 

This gravestone was re-erected on the initiative of Joe Pinguey, who at the end of 2014 approached Penistone Town Council who granted him the amount of £375.00 to have the headstone erected back on its plinth and on the 15th January 2015 a commemorative service was held in the cemetery to mark the completion of this work. (Thanks to Joe for this information)

Lives of the First World War  Thomas Hill

Lives of the First World War John Henry Hill

Grave Location and Inscription:
Plot 3.A.C.223
In Loving Memory Of / L.C. Corpl. Thomas Hill / 18th Batt. Lancashire Fusiliers / son of Charles Hill, of Penistone / who died from wounds / April 27th 1919, aged 23 years / also John Henry Hill, his son / of H.M.S. Arayon / which was torpedoed Dec. 30th / 1917, aged 25 years / also the above / Charles Hill / who died Nov. 22nd 1927 / aged 76 years. 

The War Memorial in Penistone Market Place and the Penistone Royal British Legion WW1 Plaque list John and Charles Hill, the Memorial Panels in the Lady Chapel at St John's Church Penistone list John H and Charles Hill.  The Penistone History Group think this is possibly a mistake and that the names should be John H and Thomas in all cases.

Thomas Hill is buried in this grave so for him it is not a War Memorial, however he is still commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.

John Henry Hill is remembered on the Chatby Memorial Egypt and is commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website

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