He was the son of Edwin Darley Hill and Deborah Hill of Ballynascreen, Greenisland, Co. Antrim.
The Belfast News letter of 9th September 1916 reports:
The Belfast News letter of 11th September 1916 reports:
On joining the British Expeditionary Force, he was attached to the 7th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. Hill fought in battles at Wytschaete, Messines (1917) and Ypres (1917) before going missing on 16th August 1917 aged 19.
Hill was awarded the Parchment Certificate of the 16th (Irish) Division, the British Victory Medal and the British War Medal. He is commemorated at the Tyne Cot Cemetery and also on the Memorial in St. Columba’s College Chapel, Whitechurch, Dublin.
Also see Arthur F D Hill (those who applied for service) for further information.