Saturday, June 23, 2012

Private Isaac Lucas Hilton 242828

Isaac Lucas Hilton was born on 5th April 1877 and baptised in St Thomas' Church, Liverpool on 20th Nov 1877. The baptism record show his parents were Thomas and Jane Sophia, they lived in Gower St and Thomas was a porter. The baptism was private and a notation shows that Isaac was received into the church on 17th Sept 1879.


In the 1881 census, the Hilton family were living at 2 Gower Street. Thomas Hilton was working as a warehouseman and they had 5 children.

The 1891 census return Isaac Lucas Hilton, aged 14 was working as a Master Carter's Office Boy.  Some children from the previous census were not on the 1891 census although they now had 6 children.

Isaac married in 1897 to Elizabeth Ann Elston, in the 1901 census they were living at 23 Grey Street with their daughter Edith and a boarder.
1901 census source:

In the 1911 census Isaac and Elizabeth were living at 13 Newton Street. Isaac misunderstood the form and filled in the names of all his children, living and deceased. Sadly, 3 of their 5 children died and their names were crossed out. Newton Street was very close to St James Church, running between Windsor Street and Wesley Street.
1911 census source

(Checking Isaac's parents on the 1911 census shows they were still both alive and living at 166 Northumberland Street,  presumably over a shop as Thomas's occupation was shopkeeper, own account working at home and Jane Sophia was working at home, two of their daughters were also with them and working in the shop.)


The medal card for Isaac L Hilton shows that he was in the Liverpool Regiment as a private with the regimental number 242828

Isaac was killed in action on 27th June 1917

Information from UK Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919:

Name: Isaac Lucas Hilton
Birth Place: Liverpool
Residence: Liverpool
Death Date: 27 Jun 1917
Death Location: France & Flanders
Enlistment Location: Liverpool
Rank: Private
Regiment: King's (Liverpool Regiment)
Battalion: 6th Battalion
Number: 242828
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War:
Western European Theatre


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