Herbert Vincent Hill
Lloyds War Medal & Commendation
Service: Merchant Navy
Vessel: M.V. Walmer Castle (London)
Date of Death: 21/09/1941
Memorial Reference: Panel 116.
Memorial: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL
Award: Lloyd's War Medal for Bravery at Sea & Commendation
From Union-Castle Chronicle by Marischal Murray:
"Several of the Walmer Castle's crew were killed, some in circumstances of great heroism. The cook lost his life in saving the chief steward.
Bullets were flying down an alleyway as the chief steward came out of his cabin, but the cook, Herbert Hill, threw himself in front of his ship-mate to push him out of danger."