William George Hill was the second son of Alexander and Ellen Hill. He was born in Cookstown on 20th March 1893. He was one of nine children. The family lived at Donaghey, Stewartstown, and Downs, The Sandholes. His father was a stone mason and farmer. William Hill enlisted in Belfast just after the start of the war. Corporal William George Hill was serving with the 14th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action at the Battle of Messines on Thursday 7th June 1917.
Spanbroekmolen British Cemetery is located 8 Km south of Ieper town centre, on a road leading from the Rijselseweg N365, which connects Ieper to Wijtschate and onto Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg. On reaching the village of Wijtschate the first right hand turning is the Hospicestraat leading onto the village square. The Wijtschatestraat leads from the village square, 1.5 Km beyond which lies the Scheerstraat on the left hand side. The cemetery itself lies 500 metres along the Scheerstraat on the left hand side of the road. Visitors to this site should note the 200 metre grassed access path which is unsuitable for vehicles.