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Lance Sergeant Frederick John Hillyard

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  • 1888085 Lance Sergeant
  • Frederick John Hillyard
  • 53 Bomb Disposal Section
  • Royal Engineers
Son of Herbert Henry and Violet Maud Hillyard of Birmingham: Husband of Beryl Audrey Hillyard of Bordesley Green, Birmingham. Died on the19th August 1944. Aged 23. Buried at Ryes War Cemetery, Bazenville, France. Grave I.A.4 Sapper E.A. Turner also died at this incident.


  1. John Cartwright

    Very proud named after my uncle R.I.P
    John frederick cartwright

    • B MacDonald-fawcett

      Hi John,
      So pleased to see this information online; we are cousins, uncle Fred was my uncle too! He married my auntie Beryl but was sadly killed before I was born.

      I have sent a photograph to the website for them to add to his page.

      I have some other photos of their wedding, feel free to get in touch if you’d like me to email them to you.

      Warm wishes,

      • John Cartwright

        Hi Jean good to hear from you
        Yes I would appreciate any information you have on uncle Fred.
        My mother Constance mary Cartwright was Fred’s sister
        I will be going out to France in a couple of weeks time and will pay our respects while out there
        Regards John

      • John Cartwright

        Hi Jean
        Good to hear from you
        My mother Constance Mary Cartwright is Fred sister
        I am going to France in a couple of weeks time and will give
        Fred our love from both of us

  2. Matthew Vaughan

    Hi – I am doing some research into the people on the war memorial board at St Paul’s Church Bordesley Green, Birmingham, and would be interested to hear any more information about Frederick. I’d like to make an information board on some of the people we commemorate so that local kids on school visits can learn more. Please do get in touch if you have anything to share. Many thanks!

    • MarkhamPA

      Will e mail you in the next couple of days


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