Hill, Nicholas Weatherby

Captain / Oxfordshire and Bucks. Light Infantry

1896 - 1917

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 memorial window designed by his father at St. Matthew's Church, Weeke.

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