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Wartime Heritage ASSOCIATION
Remembering WWII Nova Scotia Casualties
Edward Lewis Hill
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Edward Lewis Hill F/80706 Sapper Royal Canadian Engineers August 9, 1915 Montreal, Quebec July 8, 1940 Halifax, NS Argyle St., Halifax, NS 24 5 feet, 5 inches fair blue black Shoemaker Salvation Army Single Agnes Hill (Mother) Montreal, Quebec July 17, 1943 27 Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey, UK 45. B. 1. Commemorated on Page 170 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on May 8 Sapper Hill was a ambulance driver for the Salvation Army in Halifax for the three years prior to his enlistment. He departed Canada on April 6, 1941 and arrived in Gourock, Scotland on April 19, 1940. On June 29, 1943 he was admitted to Headlands Hospital, Newquay, Cornwall suffering from meningitis. He died on July 17, 1943 Three brother of Sapper Hill also served overseas with the Royal Canadian Engineers; John Hill (Sapper), George F. Hill (Sapper), and Willie Hill (Sapper).