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Geoffrey Crosier Hilliard

In memory of:

Lieutenant Geoffrey Crosier Hilliard

December 11, 1917

Military Service


Age:

20

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Canadian Dragoons (1st Armoured Regiment)

Additional Information


Son of George B. and Amy H. Hilliard, of Lakefield, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 256 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

XXVIII. D. 5.

Location:

Etaples is a town about 27 kilometres south of Boulogne. The Etaples Military Cemetery is to the north of the town, on the west side of the road to Boulogne.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of GEOFFREY CROSIER HILLIARD– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker– Lieut. Geoffrey Crosier Hilliard (Royal Military College of Canada 1914, #1073); served with the Royal Canadian Dragoons; buried in Etaples Military Cemetery http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=2101752
  • Plaque– Pro Deo Et Patria Erected by the Royal Military College Club of Canada Anno Domini 1923. Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada.

1073 Lieut Geoffrey Crosier Hilliard (RMC 1914) was the son of George B. and Amy H. Hilliard, of Lakefield, Ontario. He served with the Royal Canadian Dragoons (1st Armoured Regiment). He died on Dec 11, 1917. He was buried in the Etaples Military Cemetery in Pas de Calais, France.
  • Stained Glass Window– On their 50th anniversary the class of August 1915 at the Royal Military College of Canada have placed this memorial stained glass window to honour their fallen classmates.

1073 Lieut Geoffrey Crosier Hilliard (RMC 1914) was the son of George B. and Amy H. Hilliard, of Lakefield, Ontario. He served with the Royal Canadian Dragoons (1st Armoured Regiment). He died of wounds on Dec 11, 1917 at 20 years of age. He was buried in the Etaples Military Cemetery in Pas de Calais, France.
  • Duplicate– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

Lieut. Geoffrey Crosier Hilliard (RMC 1914-5) was born March 17, 1897, the son of George B. and Amy H. Hilliard, of Lakefield. He studied at Highfield 1913-14 and at R.M.C. 1914-15. He served with the Royal Canadian Dragoons at 20 years of age. He died of wounds December 11th, 1917. Geoffrey Hilliard was one of the noblest type of young man. His strong face, strong physique and strong, clean soul endeared him to the best of his comrades at Highfield, at the RMC, and in the Royal Canadian Dragoons, with whom his military life was spent. His grave is XXVIII. D. 5. Etaples Military Cemetery in Pas de Calais, France. He is commemorated on the Memorial Tablet at Hillfield-Strathallan College, the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada, and on page 256 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Also see `Echoes that Remain` by M.B. (Barry) Wansbrough, (2001 Hillfield Strathallan College).
  • Memorial Doll– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.
  • Memorial– Memorial stair, Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario
  • Memorial– Memorial arch, Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario
  • Flag– Memorial Flag, Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario
  • Photo of Geoffrey Crosier Hillard– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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