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Stanley George Hill

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Stanley Hill who was 33 years of age was educated at Bradford-on-Avon Grammar School and the Chippenham Technical School where he gained a County University Scholarship to Oxford. He gained his BSc degree in March 1934 and secured a Civil Service appointment with the British North Borneo Chartered Company. When war broke out he was secretary to the Governor.

In 1938, Mr Hill came home for a short holiday and married a young lady from Bucks. There is 1 daughter aged 6.

With the invasion of Borneo, Mr and Mrs Hill were interned in separate camps in Sarawak. Mr Hill was allowed to talk to his wife and child across a wide ditch once every 2 months.

When freed by the Allied Forces, Mrs Hill cabled that she was safe and was in Australia. The cable also contained the news that her husband had died.

The above information was supplied by John Belcher taken from:-

Wiltshire Times 13 Oct 1945

 

Died

Age: 33

12th February 1945

Died at Jesselton Jail.

 

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 Son of Mr. E. A. Hill, of 6 Cliff Avenue, Langley Road, Chippenham, Wiltshire.

Husband of Florence Alice Hill.

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