IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden
The visit of Commonwealth graves in Communals Cemeteries & Churchyards in Belgium & France
HONDEGHEM Churchyard (Nord France)
|D. McLean – R. J. Hill – A. H. Addey-Jibb – G. F. Mowbray – J. Brooks – J. W. Eccles – J. P. Murphy – A. C. Adaway – J. R. L. Turner|
|Capt Roland Justus Hill MC
03/03/1918 aged 31
Roland and 2nd/Lt Duncan McLean, were sadly shot by one of their own men *
He had had to tell this private that he was to be transferred back to his original unit and that meant going back to the front (Roland's battalion was temporarily stood down).
The private went berserk and shot his two officers.
for his great nephew John Petch and family
|* Pte Avon John Roderique, buried in Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery|
|Roland was awarded the Military Cross.
His citation says:
Lieutenant and Quartermaster Rowland Justice Hill, 2nd Bn, Otago Rgt.
For conspicuous galantry and devotion to duty.
As Quartermaster to his Battalion this officer has displayed the greatest gallantry and devotion to duty in personally taking forward rations and supplies up to the front line, he himself superintending their distribution under heavy shell fire.
His energy and initiative have at all mainly due to his efforts that the fighting men in the front line have never run short of food or water.
He is deserving of special distinction.
|Funerals of Capt Hill and 2nd/Lt McLean|
ADAWAY ALBERT CHARLES
United Kingdom Gunner Royal Horse Artillery 5 Regt. Age: 27 Date of Death: between 27/05/1940 and 27/02/1941 Service No: 821128 (8)
ADDEY-JIBB ARTHUR HARWOOD
United Kingdom Lieutenant (Quartermaster) Royal Army Medical Corps 94th Field Amb. Age: 29 Date of Death: 12/04/1918 (3)
United Kingdom Private Royal Army Medical Corps 95th Field Amb Date of Death: 12/04/1918 Service No: 68676 (5)
ECCLES JOHN WILLIAM
United Kingdom Private Royal Army Medical Corps 95th Field Amb Age: 20 Date of Death: 14/04/1918 Service No: 68710 (6)
HILL ROLAND JUSTICE
New Zealand Captain Otago Regiment N.Z.E.F. 2nd Bn. Age: 31 Date of Death: 03/03/1918 Service No: 8/1506 (2)
New Zealand Second Lieutenant Otago Regiment N.Z.E.F. 2nd Bn. Date of Death: 03/03/1918 Service No: 9/383 (1)
MOWBRAY GEORGE FREDRICK
United Kingdom Serjeant Royal Army Medical Corps 94th Field Amb Age: 38 Date of Death: 12/04/1918 Service No: 68394 (4)
MURPHY JAMES PATRICK
United Kingdom Battery Serjeant Major Royal Field Artillery "C" Bty. 148th Bde. Age: 38 Date of Death: 15/05/1918 Service No: L/13814 (7)
TURNER JOHN ROBINSON LISHMAN
United Kingdom Bombardier Royal Artillery 5 bty. 2 Searchlight Regt. Age: 29 Date of Death: between 24/05/1940 and 30/05/1940 Service No: 786475 (9)
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