Behind the Street Name - Hillman

January 11, 2023

Did you know that every street in Lucas is named after a soldier or nurse who fought during World War 1?

These brave service personnel are commemorated along the Avenue of Honour, and we want to share their stories with the Lucas community.

Hillman Grove, located in the Lucas Landing neighbourhood, honours Frederick Hillman.

Frederick Ernest Hillman lived in Dana Street and attended the Dana Street State School and the School of Mines where he was training as a mechanical engineer.

He was working as a blacksmith when he enlisted on April 19th, 1915. A month later he sailed to Gallipoli on the Euripides. After Gallipoli he moved to France in March 1916 to serve with the 23rd Battalion.

On June 19th, 1916, he was killed in action near Armentieres. He was 21 years of age and was buried at Desplanque Farm Cemetery in France.

He is also commemorated on the Dana Street State School Honour Board.

Thank you to Garry Snowden, president of the Arch of Victory/Avenue of Honour Committee, for providing this information.

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