HILL, Eric Albert

Known as: 
Lofty
Rank: 
Corporal
Unit/Base: 
3 Commando
Police Service: 
Metropolitan Police
Service: 
Army
Born: 
Saturday, December 29, 1917
Died : 
Thursday, April 9, 1970
Corporal Eric Hill, 4 Troop, served at Sicily, Italy and North West Europe. He volunteered for the Commandos from the Police as part of the Police Intakes of 1942. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing in the Police Section House, Ambroseden Avenue, Westminster.
Eric Albert Hill, warrant number 125697, joined the Metropolitan Police on 1 March 1937, and left on 29 Sept 1946. Last posted to 'T' Division as a PC.
Eric and his wife died on 9 April 1970 when the 'London Valour' on which he was the Radio Officer sank in a gale off Genoa, Italy.
 
Sources
Image in Gallery of No.3 Commando 4 Troop.
Comment in Gallery posted by Gordon Hill (son). 
The 1939 Register covering Westminster.
Register of leavers from the Metropolitan Police / National Archives file MEPO 4/351/122.
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 51 issued Sept. 1970.
 

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