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James Hill

"Jimmy Hill"

James Hill

(1986 – 2009)

  • A true hero x
    Lit by Jerilyn Lowry
  • RIP Jimmy, you are a true hero, not only as a soldier but also as a friend
    Lit by Jenni Wyatt
  • I've lost a beautiful friend, sleep well our angel. x
    Lit by Carly Stevens
  • darling jimmy you will be remembered as a hero. RIP my friend
    Lit by kirsty magee
  • Jimmy, Lance Corporal James Hill, I probably should say since you got all growed up, I am proud to have known you.
    Lit by Sue Bridge
  • Rest in Peace Jim, it was a pleasure knowing you. x
    Lit by Ollie Cooper
  • You are in my thoughts xxx
    Lit by Shaun Roberts
  • From one old soldier to a young soldier. Rest in peace.
    Given by Shaun Roberts
  • Given by Shaun Roberts
  • Lit by Shaun Roberts
  • Rest easy soldier.
    Given by Shaun Roberts
  • You are a hero. I hope your family are very proud. Rest in peace.
    Lit by Anonymous
  • My heart goes out to all those who knew you. You, and the other brave soldiers, have done this country pround.
    Lit by Anonymous
  • Lit by Anonymous
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James Hill

James Hill
(1986 – 2009)

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James Hill

(1986 – 2009)
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About James
This is an online memorial in memory of James Hill. James Hill was a Lance Corporal with the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards. He was killed in Afghanistan on the 8th October 2009. James Hill was killed as a result of an explosion that happened near to Camp Bastion in Helmand Province. Lance Corporal Hill, aged 23 from Redhill in Surrey, was an outstanding Junior Non Commissioned Officer with excellent prospects. He started training in Autumn 2005 and passed out into the Battalion in Spring 2006. He conducted State Ceremonial in London District throughout the summer of 2006 from Windsor before moving to the Mortar Platoon in time for Exercise African Thorn in South Africa during early 2007. Lance Corporal Hill then
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immersed himself into pre-deployment training for OP HERRICK 7. He was quickly identified as an excellent mortarman and he soon became a No 1 in a Section, the senior post for a mortar number. It was in this post that he deployed on OP HERRICK 7 and he spent the tour in FOB KEENAN with No 3 Company Group. This was a busy tour and his mortar section was fully involved in numerous engagements in support of the Company as they fought the enemy in that part of the Upper Gereshk Valley . After this highly successful tour he was sent on a Junior Non Commissioned Officer’s cadre and passed with a very high standard. In January 2009 he was sent on his Mortar Standards Course for which he received a Highly Competent
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pass proving his considerable abilities. During the summer he qualified as a Joint Fires Coordinator proving his understanding of the wider Joint Fires battle that is often fought in Helmand Province. He was again very involved with the pre-deployment training prior to deploying as a Mortar Fire Controller ‘B’ for No 1 Company Group. James Hill (Jimmy Hill to his colleagues) was a personable, motivated and intelligent warrior. He nurtured those under his Command whilst constantly striving to be better by learning from his superiors. He was enthusiastic and energetic about his job and was excited by the prospect of serving in Afghanistan as a Mortar Fire Controller. He was every ounce a model Coldstreamer.
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Lance Corporal Hill was engaged to Anastasia Newman. He was an only child and very close to his family. His loving parents, Brian and Claire, said, "James was the finest son we could have possibly asked for, we are immensely proudof who he is and all that he has done. James was immensely caring and always there for us and everyone who needed him, spending time with family and friends was what meant the most to him.". His fiancée, Anastasia said, "James was the most wonderful, caring and loving man you could ever meet and touched the lives of every person he met. James is and always will be the love of my life and I feel so grateful to have had the time I had with him. He will live on forever in my heart and
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memories until we are together again. He was a ray of light for the future of the Mortar Platoon with his skills, current experience and thirst for knowledge and it is a tragedy that he has been taken from us so early in his life." This online obituary is in honour of James Hill, his life and the ultimate sacrifice he has made. Rest in peace.
Remembrance Messages
On 11th Nov 2010
David Hill
wrote:
Today is Veterans Day in the USA. When people thank me for my service, I know I gave nothing compared to your sacrifice and that of your family. I regret that we never met.
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Remembrance Messages
On 11th Nov 2010
Zara
wrote:
God bless you Jimmy, the world is a greyer place without your smile. You have been in our thoughts everyday for the last year and we will never forget the sacrifice you made. You are a true hero who brightened so many lives. You'll live on in our hearts forever. Zara xx
Remembrance Messages
On 15th Oct 2009
Carly Stevens
wrote:
I'm still lost for words, seeing the news just makes everything so surreal. I will always be grateful we kept in touch when I moved away. I never got to tell you just how much your friendship meant to me. I hope where ever you are, you can hear me because I can't bare to think I will never speak to you again. Jimmy, you are a hero in our eyes, I'm honored to be able to call you my friend and there will never be a day when I won't think of you.
Remembrance Messages
On 10th Oct 2009
David Hill
wrote:
From one soldier to another, from one Hill to another - Jimmy, I thank you for having the courage and the commitment to put your life on the line to help safeguard the freedoms that too many of us take for granted. I regret your sacrifice, but I will honor you by remembering. David Hill Atlanta, GA, USA B Co (Ranger), 1st Battalion, 75th Inf. 1977-78
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Kindly lit by
Jerilyn Lowry
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
A true hero x
Kindly lit by
Jenni Wyatt
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
RIP Jimmy, you are a true hero, not only as a soldier but also as a friend
Kindly lit by
Carly Stevens
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
I've lost a beautiful friend, sleep well our angel. x
Kindly lit by
kirsty magee
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
darling jimmy you will be remembered as a hero. RIP my friend
Kindly lit by
Sue Bridge
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
Jimmy, Lance Corporal James Hill, I probably should say since you got all growed up, I am proud to have known you.
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Ollie Cooper
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
Rest in Peace Jim, it was a pleasure knowing you. x
Kindly lit by
Shaun Roberts
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
You are in my thoughts xxx
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Shaun Roberts
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
From one old soldier to a young soldier. Rest in peace.
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Shaun Roberts
on 4th Jul 2015
Kindly lit by
Shaun Roberts
on 4th Jul 2015
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Shaun Roberts
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
Rest easy soldier.
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Anonymous
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
You are a hero. I hope your family are very proud. Rest in peace.
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Anonymous
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
My heart goes out to all those who knew you. You, and the other brave soldiers, have done this country pround.
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Anonymous
on 4th Jul 2015
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James Hill

This is an online memorial in memory of James Hill. James Hill was a Lance Corporal with the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards. He was killed in Afghanistan on the 8th October 2009. James Hill was killed as a result of an explosion that happened near to Camp Bastion in Helmand Province. Lance Corporal Hill, aged 23 from Redhill in Surrey, was an outstanding Junior Non Commissioned Officer with excellent prospects. He started training in Autumn 2005 and passed out into the Battalion in Spring 2006. He conducted State Ceremonial in London District throughout the summer of 2006 from Windsor before moving to the Mortar Platoon in time for Exercise African Thorn in South Africa during early 2007. Lance Corporal Hill then...

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Jerilyn Lowry
Jenni Wyatt
Carly Stevens
kirsty magee
Sue Bridge
Ollie Cooper
Shaun Roberts
David Hill
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