Regiment: Coldstream Guards
Wife: Mrs Hill
Address: 15 Station Road, Hastings
Other Info: On active service.
An article printed in the Hastings & St Leonards Observer on 5th December 1914 states: “Corporal Hill, of the Coldstream Guards, in a letter from the Front to his wife, who resides at 15 Station Road, Hastings, under date of 25th November, says:-
‘We have come out of the firing line for 14 days rest, which I think our Battalion has earnt, for I do not believe another Battalion has done more than we have done. We had General French talking to us yesterday, and he said he felt proud to talk to a Battalion which had suffered hardships as we had done.
We have had it hard, I can tell you. We were in the trenches for 25 days, with the water just over a foot deep, and with snow and rain for about 8 days.
Then we had a big march from (blanked out) to (blanked out), about 220 miles, in just over 11 days; these are only just one or two little items.’
Further on in his letter the Corporal says: ‘Kiss my little children for me, and tell them I shall not be long before I am with them, for I think the German’s stomachs are nipping them.’
Published: December 1914
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