Spalding man receives DSO in 1916

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Lieutenant Colonel Hilliam (left), of Spalding, of the 5th Canadian Contingent, had received the Distinguished Service Order in 1916.

Colonel Hilliam was a member of a well-known Spalding family, and son of the late Captain Hilliam, of the South Lincolnshire Militia.

In the same paper it was reported that Leading Seaman Philip Gordon Cracknell, son of the vicar of Sutton St James, had been wounded at the Dardanelles. Before the war he was with Spalding chemists Messrs Donington & Co.