234835 PRIVATE DANIEL COULTER HILL
52nd Bn Canadian Infantry
Interred in Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension. Plot 1, Row K, Grave 17.
Daniel served throughout the Boer War in the Imperial Yeomanry. When that war finished he emigrated to Canada where he worked as a rail- road foreman. On 25th April 1916 he enlisted at Prince Albert. He was five feet eleven inches tall, with a fresh complexion, blue eyes and brown hair. He sailed from Halifax on S.S.Grampian on the 26th of October 1916 and arrived in England on the 4th of November, dis- embarking at Liverpool. They were immediately taken to Seaford for training and it was while he was there that he got leave and was home at the Post Office at Killans in February 1917. After he returned from leave intense training took place and he was transferred to the 18th reserve battal- ion. On 3rd May he was drafted to the 52nd bat- talion at Dibgate and the following day landed in France. He joined his unit for duty in the field on 28th May and just three months later, in August, he was killed in action. He is buried in Aix- Noulette Cemetery to the north of Vimy Ridge and the huge Canadian Memorial. On the 10th of April 1919 his sister Martha, died at Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan.