|Birth: ||May 7, 1888|
West Virginia, USA
|Death: ||Apr. 5, 1967|
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Sgt. Hill was born on Loman Ridge. He was a veteran of World War I (Marines) and the first West Virginia soldier to receive the American Distinguished Service Cross, having been decorated by General John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing. He also received the French Croix de Guerre and French War Cross.
On June 8th, 1918, the 84th Company of the 6th regiment of the Second Division were near the town of Bouresches. The men had dug themselves into holes to protect themselves from German gunfire. The Company had run out of ammunition and the nearest supply was approximately one-half mile away. Sgt. Hill chose to try to save the Company. He risked his life to bring back Springfield munitions and hand grenades. After the initial run, he made two others to bring back much needed ammunition, saving approximately 250 of his men.
Sgt. Hill was wounded twice on July 19. As the 250 men of the 84th advanced on the Germans through a field, only 16 men met their goal. Sgt. Hill was not among them having a shell strike in front of him, killing three men. The shell struck him in the left shoulder and when he sprang upward, a machine gun bullet tore through his left arm.
At the time of his death, he was survived by his wife, Emma; a brother, James W. Hill; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Glenna Coulter and Orah Baker and a brother, Frank B. Hill.
Peace to his ashes.
A very heartfelt THANK YOU to
Matthew Jenkins for his kindness
in sponsoring Felix's Memorial.
Thomas Warren Hill (1842 - 1934)
Martha Virginia Johnson Hill (1854 - 1937)
Emma Hill (1898 - 1980)*
Felix Warren Hill (1888 - 1967)
Frank Burl Hill (1891 - 1958)*
Harriet Glenna Hill Coulter (1893 - 1938)*
Long Island National Cemetery
New York, USA
Plot: 2Q, 143
Maintained by: kellybean
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 03, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 2703658
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