Kilbride Parish Church War Memorial

James Smyth Hill

Date of Birth – 3rd September 1893 (GRONI reference U/1893/5/1001/13/350)

Place of Birth – Burnside

Date of enlistment – unknown

Address at time of enlistment – unknown

Next of Kin – Lizzie Todd (sister)

Address of next of kin – Cogry House, Doagh

Trade or Calling – unknown

Service No. WR/323640 and 21011 with the Royal Scots Fusiliers

Unit – Royal Engineers Inland Water Transport, formerly Royal Scots Fusiliers

Rank – Sapper

Died – 22nd August 1918

Place of Death – Canterbury, Kent

Age at Death – 23

Buried – Grave reference M. 217 Canterbury Cemetery, Kent, England

Commemorations – Ballyclare War Memorial and Kilbride Parish Church

Marital status – Single

Parents – Thomas Hill (died 1st July 1901 GRONI reference D/1901/5/1001/10/414 and Catherine Hill (née Smith or Smyth)

Parents married on 25th May 1884 (GRONI reference M/1884/P1/2060/1/89)

Siblings – Agnes (born 1st October 1885, died 29th March 1889), Mary (born 16th May 1889, died 14th February 1890), Eliza or Lizzie born 10th May 1891, (James)

(from 1901 and 1911 censuses.  Kate Hill was recorded as a widow and she had written 4 children born alive and two still alive in 1911)

Records Available

National Archives of Ireland

Census Records

1901 Census


  1. In the 1901 census Lizzie Hill and James Hill are living with their grandmother, Mary Jane Smyth.  She was recorded as being Church of Ireland whereas the two grandchildren are Presbyterian. A short time after the census their father died.
  2. In the record for the headstone on James S Hill’s grave there is mention of a Mrs L Todd, Cogry House, Doagh.  Lizzie Hill married William Todd on 6th July 1911.