Edwin Hill Name: Edwin James HillRank: Quartermaster SergeantService Number: L/25454Service: Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical EngineersDate of Birth:August 7, 1916Place of Birth:Lebret, SaskatchewanDate of Enlistment:September 10, 1940Age at Enlistment:24Place of Enlistment:Regina, SaskatchewanAddress at Enlistment: Fort Qu'Appelle, SaskatchewanHeight: 5 feet 8½ inchesComplexion: FairEyes: BlueHair: Light brownTrade: Motor Mechanic, 7 years experienceReligion: AnglicanMarital status:SingleNext of Kin: Margaret Marie Hill, wifeDate of Death: May 4, 1945Age: 28Cemetery: Holten Canadian War Cemetery, NetherlandsGrave: XII. B. 14.Commemorated on Page 524 of the Second World War Book of RemembranceDisplayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on November 5Edwin James Hill was the son of Mr. Richard Percy and Mrs. Annie Hyacinth Jane (Thorpe) Hill (1895-1918) and husband of Margaret Marie (Betts) Hill, Truro, Nova Scotia. His father worked for Canadian National Railway at Findlaner, Saskatchewan. Edwin was raised by his grandparents in Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan.He worked as a mechanic at Minto’s garage in Fort Qu’Appelle, before enlisting September 10, 1940.Edwin qualified as Motor Mechanic September 10, 1940, and was initially taken on strength with the 12th Detachment of the Royal Canadian Ordinance Corps in Regina, Saskatchewan, at Camp Dundurn, from September 10 to 29, 1940. He was promoted to acting Corporal, and departed Camp Dundurn at the end of September 1940. He transferred to the Regina Rifles and arrived at Debert, Nova Scotia for training October 3, 1940. He also qualified as a Driver during training on April 17, 1941.He married Margaret Marie Hill Betts from 43 Walker Street in Truro, Nova Scotia, on May 31, 1941 at the United Church at 147 Queen Street in Truro, Nova Scotia. His wife was a knitter at Stanfields Ltd, the daughter of Charles Betts of Oxford Junction, Nova Scotia, and Effie (Pearson) Betts.Edwin was promoted to acting Sergeant July 29, 1941. He departed Canada from Halifax, Nova Scotia at the end of August 1941 and arrived in Gourock, Scotland September1, 1941. He was confirmed as Sergeant October 29, 1941.He was reassigned form the Royal Canadian Ordinance Corps to the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers on May 15, 1944 and was appointed Quartermaster Sergeant June 27, 1944.He disembarked in France July 25, 1944 and was reassigned to the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME).He was killed in action May 4, 1945. The Hill River in Saskatchewan is name after him (59.8667°N / 107.7833°W), it flows west to the Tazin River (Saskatchewan Geo-Memorial).