This is rather a long shot, but you might try it out.
There are attestation papers for WW I service for
HILL , ALFRED JOHN 30/04/1874 Kingston, Ireland, a gardener, who lists his next of kin as Mrs. L. Hill of 260 Ferry Street, St. James, Wpg. The papers mention that he had a bullet wound in his left forearm. His left leg bowed below the knee, the result of a wound with explosive bulllet as well as a tattoo on his forearm of a snake eating fruit out of a basket of flowers! Does this ring any bells with your family? Also he had fought in the South African War.
If so, then in the 1881 British census there is a William & Mary who had a child Alfred or about the right age born Ireland.
William HILL Head M Male 40 Scotland Brushmaker
Mary HILL Wife M Female 39 Ireland
William HILL Son U Male 19 Ireland Ship Steward
John HILL Son U Male 13 Ireland Scholar
Alfred HILL Son U Male 6 Ireland Scholar
James HILL Son U Male 3 Ireland
Albert Edward HILL Son Male 4 m Leeds, York, England
Dwelling 9 Circus Street
Census Place Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Family History Library Film 1341869
Public Records Office Reference RG11
Piece / Folio 3630 / 133
Page Number 7
You might ask someone to look up the Winnipeg Henderson Directories for 1913-14 and later, to see where Alfred lived.
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