Malvern College First World War Casualty

Captain Herbert Philip Hilton

Photo of Herbert Philip Hilton
House and time at Malvern: No 1, 1887 - 1890.

Regiment: Middlesex Regt.
Died: 16 February 1915 aged 42 in Belgium. Killed in action.
Cemetery: Ypres Menin Gate P 49-51

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Hilton; husband of Hylda Swan (formerly Hilton), of 7, Elysium Row, Calcutta, India. b. 1873.
III —Lower IV.
Roberts’ Horse; Middlesex Regt. 1900; Captain 1906; South African War 1899-02, Despatches, Queen’s Medal with 6 Clasps, King’s Medal with 2 Clasps.
3rd Bn. Middlesex Regiment

'He received his commission in the Middlesex Regiment in 1900 from the ranks of Roberts' Horse, after a campaign of much distinction in South Africa. He took part in the relief of Kimberley, and was present at the operations at Paardeberg, Dreifontein, and Vet River, and was in actions near Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Diamond Hill in the Transvaal, and Lindley, Bethlehem, and Wittebergen in the Orange River Colony.' (Malvernian, March 1915).

He entered the front-line on 10 February 1915, and was killed in action less than a week later, on 16 February 1915, during fighting to recapture some lost trenches.

Menin Gate North:In Memory and In Mourning by Paul Chapman