Alf Hills

Alfred Walter Hills (1919 - 1919)

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Alfred Walter (Alf) Hills
Born in Upney Hospital, Barking, Greater London, Englandmap
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Died in Upney Hospital, Barking, Essex, Englandmap
Profile last modified 5 Dec 2019 | Created 22 Aug 2014
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Alf Hills has Jewish Roots.
Alf Hills is the descendant of a Huguenot emigrant.


Alfred Walter Hills was born in Upney Hospital Barking, Greater London on August 5 1919. [1]He was the son of Harry Hills and Sue Reeves. and the twin of Victor Samuel Hills. The twins were born very prematurely and were not expected to live, they weighed less than 2lbs, they both received emergency baptism in the hospital. They were fraternal twins, Victor had very dark hair and Alfred was very fair. They were known in the family as Vic and Alf.

Alf died when he was 6 days old on August 11 1919.[2] His father brought him home in a tiny coffin and told the other children that he was their little brother.[3] He was buried in Barking cemetery.

Entrance to Barking Cemetery
Alf's twin lived to be 84 but often said that he wished Alf hadn't died.[4]
Alf Hills is one of twins.
Alf Hills died young.


  1. FS England and Wales Birth Registration Index
    Name Alfred W Hills
    Event Type Birth Registration
    Registration Quarter Jul-Aug-Sep
    Registration Year 1919
    Registration District Romford
    County Essex
    Event Place Romford, Essex, England
    Mother's Maiden Name (not available before 1911 Q3) Reeves
    Volume 4A Page 918 Line Number 34
    Citing this Record
    "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," database, FamilySearch ( : 1 October 2014), Alfred W Hills, 1919; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Romford, Essex, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.
  2. FS England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007
    Name: Alfred W Hills
    Event Type: Death
    Registration Quarter: Jul-Aug-Sep Registration Year: 1919
    Registration District: Romford County: Essex
    Event Place: Romford, Essex, England
    Volume: 4A Page: 396 Affiliate Line Number: 123
    Citing this Record
    "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007," database, FamilySearch ( : 31 December 2014), Alfred W Hills, 1919; from "England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006," database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing Death, Romford, Essex, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  3. Alf's sister May, who was only 4 at the time told me this, she remembered it clearly all her life
  4. First-hand information as remembered by Christine Frost, whose father was Alf's twin.

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