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21st March 1918
Reported missing then declared killed in action. His battalion had been in a front line sector near Bullecourt on the Somme, France
Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
First World War
2nd/5th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment
Royal Army Service Corps
Notation in service record which states in barely legibale writing that a Pte from the 25th Northumberland Fusiliers notified the War Office of Alfred Hill's death - this Private in the NF was a PoW. On March 21st 1918, the battalion lost 22 officers and 539 other ranks - Alfred was one of them. It remains interesting that his father had it written on his memorial that he died of wounds.