Hill, Nicholas Weatherby

Nicholas Weatherby was the son of Henry Hill, an architect, of Winchester and Mary Hill, of Donhead, Salisbury who had six Wykehamist brothers, all in Bramston’s. He was born in Weeke, Winchester and came to Culverlea from Horris Hill and was placed high up on the Roll to College in two successive years, but elected to take an Exhibition. At Winchester he developed a great variety of gifts: he was Sen Co. Prae. in 1914, won a Classical Scholarship at New College, Oxford (which he never took up), played in Lords for two years and would have been captain had he stayed his full time, and was a member of Commoner VI. He also possessed a strong feeling for art, and played the piano with great ability.

He left early in 1915 for Sandhurst, was gazetted in the following autumn to the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry and won the M.C. a few months before his death. He fell near Courcelette on January 16th 1917, killed by shell fire while on his way to the front line trenches.

In addition to the various memorials at Win Coll, Nicholas is also commemorated in a┬ámemorial window designed by his father at St. Matthew’s Church, Weeke.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Hill
  • Forenames or initials: Nicholas Weatherby
  • House: G
  • Years in School: 1909-1915
  • Rank: Captain
  • Regiment: Oxfordshire and Bucks. Light Infantry
  • Date of Birth: 7th August 1896
  • Date of Death: 16th January 1917
  • How Died: Killed in action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer F.1
  • Decoration: M.C.