I am now able to attach the photograph of Lt Col Hill for you. He is of course dressed when in the Royal North Devon (Hussars) Yeomanry, Territorial Force, before he assumed command of the 2/5th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) on February 25 1917.
The photograph is accompanied by the following manuscript note made in relatively recent years by Helen Smith, the wife (married subsequent to WW1) of the officer* sent back to England as the Battalion representative to report to Lt Col St Hill's widow:"I thought Martin might like to have the photo of Colonel St Hill who was killed by Daddy's side. 1917. Daddy was commissioned to go to England and take the news to Mrs St Hill and their son Herod and daughter (forget her name**). Mrs St Hill liked Daddy very much and called him Smith, and offered to help him get a job once the war was over. He spent leaves with them and was taken to the Ritz by the daughter after being taken to various places to clean up (after being in the trenches). Daddy used to tell very amusing stories of Mrs St Hill trying to get him into the Diplomatic Services. They lived behind Harrods, in a very large home which must have been near to where I spent a war time holidays."
*[This officer was Captain Frank Woolley Smith OBE DFC. At a point after the death of Lt Col St Hill, Frank Smith was seconded to the RFC/RAF 29 BS and won his DFC as a balloon artillery observer where he was twice shot down. Mrs St Hill did indeed assist him with employment after the war and Frank became a tea planter in Assam. Here, in WW2, he and his wife billeted many high rank USAF officers who, from an airstrip behind his bungalow, flew missions “over the hump” to China. Later in WW2 he was in charge of a section of the building of the Ledo Road / The Stilwell Road.]
**[This daughter was Colline Ammabel St Hill. b. Mar Qtr 1900 Kensington RD, the son was Hereward Maryon St Hill b. Dec Qtr 1904 Kensington RD.]