- Born: 9 Sep 1886, 2 Parson St, Glasgow, , Lanark, Scotland
- Died: 19 Jul 1918, France at age 31
- Buried: Borre British Cemetery, Borre, , Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
At the time of the 1911 Census he was living with his mother and her new husband Robert at 3 Parliamentary Rd in Glasgow. Living here also were all of Ellen's sons from her first marriage: George Hill, 34, single, a Blacksmith's helper; Edward Hill, 29, single, a French Polisher; and David Hill, 24, single, a Butcher.
In WW1, David was a Private in the 13th Bn., Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Service No. 47301. This Unit was heavily involved in fighting on the Western Front in Flanders. He was killed in action in France on 19 July 1918 and is buried at the Borre British Cemetery in France. His grave / memorial reference is II. D. 16. His brother Edward also died in France during WW1.
Borre is a village 3 kilometres east of Hazebrouck on the N42. On reaching the village, turn right just before the church on the road signposted Sec Bois. The cemetery is 120 metres from the junction on the right hand side. Historical Information: The cemetery was used from May to September 1918 by field ambulances and fighting Units, particularly those of the 1st Australian Division, during the interval between the German and Allied offensives of that year. The cemetery now contains 367 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and three German war graves. There are also five burials of the Second World War. The cemetery was designed by Sir Herbert Baker.