Hill, Gordon Gray


Private / Singapore Rifles

1888 - 1915
Biography:

Gordon Gray Hill was born 30 August 1888, the son of James Gray Hill of Manchester.

He came to Winchester College from Mr WR Lee's school at Forest Row, Sussex, in September 1902 and was in A House, Chernocke House. He played in OTH VI in 1906, in the Soccer and Cricket 2nd XIs in 1907.

Gordon left Winchester in the summer of 1907 and went up to St. John's College, Oxford, in the autumn of that year. He then worked at his father's office in Manchester before going out to Singapore. 

On the outbreak of war he immediately volunteered in the Singapore Rifles and took part in repressing a mutiny among the native troops early in 1915. He was subsequently detailed to perform guard duties at various places round Singapore. He caught a severe chill early in July 1915 while stationed at Labrador, on the western point of the city of Singapore, and died suddenly on the 16 July  1915 of heart failure, although according to the announcement of his death in The Times, he died of acute malarial fever.


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