Hill Henry H

NAME Hill Henry Hubert
RANK IN GREECE

Captain

ON DEMOB

Major in Korean War 1950-53

SERIAL NUMBER SERVICE

95246

PRISONER

N/A

UNIT IN GREECE

SOE (previously and latterly Royal Fusiliers, City of London Regt)

ACTIVE

 

IN GREECE

11 Aug 1943 onwards

METHOD OF DEPARTURE

 

In by parachute – out by other SOE method presumably
POW CAMPS

 

IN GREECE

N/A

IN OCCUPIED EUROPE

N/A

NOTES

Sources:  1)  Family correspondence   2)  Supplements to London Gazette

1)     Henry Hubert Hill was commissioned on the 1st July 1938 into the Royal Fusiliers. He volunteered for SOE  and joined them in June 1943. He was parachuted into Greece on the 11th August 1943. He worked ferrying food etc. which was brought in from Turkey in caiques up to the fighters in the mountains. Later he was transferred up into the mountains where he worked blowing up German trains. There is reference to him in the book “Beyond Olympus” by Chris Jecchinis and a photograph opposite Page 128 in the book.

2a)    London Gazette 16 June 1948: Capt H H Hill awarded Greek honour – Knight of the Royal Order of King George 1 with swords for services  in Greece.

2b)     London Gazette 8 Dec 1953: Major H H Hill awarded Military Cross for services in Korea.

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