James William Hillman

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James William Hillman
Born 1889
Clutton, Somerset, England
Died 1914 (aged 24–25)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality English
Occupation Miner

Early Life


1889, Clutton, Somerset, registered as William James Hillman From: Clapton near Bath, England


Joseph Henry Hillman and Francis Ellen Lockyer

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

  • Elsie Mary Hillman
  • William James Hillman
  • Arthur Harry Hillman
  • Hubert Tom Hillman
  • Albert Joseph Hillman
  • Francis Lavina Hillman
  • Bertha Eveline Hillman



Census Records

1891 Clutton, Somerset, age 1
1901 High Littleton, Somerset, age 11
1911 Michel, British Columbia, age 22, occupation miner, immigrated 1910

Immigration to Canada

1910 Ship Dominion, age 20, going to Michel, British Columbia.

Occupation in 1914


Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Buried in the Hillcrest Cemetery in the Mass Grave.


Schedule E

Alternate Names or Alternate Spelling of Names

James William Hillman or William James Hillman

Interesting Facts

Information from Gill Lewis - no relation.

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