An Old Coathamian – Not Forgotten

Alfred HILL

No. 937559 Sergeant (Pilot),
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve;
No. 245 Squadron, Royal Air Force.

Died 26 June 1941, aged 23 years.

Buried in Killead (St. Catherine) Church of Ireland
Churchyard, Aldergrove, County Antrim, Northern Ireland,

At the time of Sergeant Hill’s death No. 245 Squadron was stationed at RAF Aldergrove in Northern Ireland and was equipped with Hawker Hurricane fighter aircraft. The circumstances of his death are at present unknown.

Alfred Hill was the son of John William and Grace Hill of Redcar. He won a North Riding County Council Scholarship to attend Coatham School as a day boy in September 1929. Aged eleven, Alfred joined Pearson’s House, later renamed Storr’s, and he came to the school at the same time as Warren (q.v.). He stayed until July 1934 when he was in Form VB, alongside Clapham (q.v.) and in that month he passed his School Certificate examination. He was first listed on the School’s Roll of Honour in July 1942.