2014 - 2018
Those who gave their lives from Yarm ______________________________________
HILL, William. Lance Corporal 19164 1st/5th Battalion Suffolk Regiment Formerly 12963, Hussars Of Line
Yarm1914 research believe that William died in action on 2 November 1917 in Palestine fighting in the Egyption Theatre. He was born in Skelton in 1896 when his patents Thomas 40 a farm hand and his mother Ellen Ann (nee Mead) 38 lived at 2 Airy Hill Lane with brothers Robert Mead 15 and Thomas (Tom) 7 plus sisters Ellen Mead 12, Lydia Mary 9 and Hannah Elizabeth 4. His parents were married in 1874 in Guisborough. In 1901 the family were living in Stanghow. Robert married Hannah Johnson in 1905 and moved away and Lydia and Tom were servants in Loftus and Skelton respectively. In 1911 Thomas and Ellen had moved to Commondale and were living on their own. William was a farm servant at the Dowley's farm in Westerdale called Hollins Farm. It is believed that Thomas and Ellen Amm moved to Picton and William signed up in Yarm.
Yarm 1914 Research ________________
The Yarm 1914 Commemoration Group is carrying out research on the soldiers listed. We are finding where they lived in Yarm and will represent the findings in a wall of poppies presentation. More details will be posted on Facebook, Twitter and this web site. If you have any information please contact us. Left click on the picture below.