After three and a half years and more than 380 entries we have reached the end of this journey through WWI and the end of Captain Hills Letters.
We want to take this opportunity to thank you for your participation. We hope you have gained an insight into one mans experience of this terrible war through these incredible letters.
A very special thank you to Lilian, the volunteer who tirelessly typed up all of these letters. Without her work this project wouldn’t have been possible.
After the War John David Hills went to Oxford and read History. He became assistant Master at Eton in 1921 and was made Senior History Master from 1935 to 1939. While working at Eton he commanded the Eton OTC (Officer Training Corps) from 1930 to 1932.
He was appointed Headmaster of Bradfield College in 1940 and held the post until 1955.
He married Lady Rosemary Baring (elder daughter of the Second Earl of Cromer) in 1932 and they had one son and two daughters.
Captain Hills retired to Wales and died aged 80 in 1975.