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  • 11797 Private George Hicks, 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment), Died of wounds and buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery, grave I. C. 18A. Thanks to Phil Watson for the photograph
Person Details
Colwick Nottingham
George was the son of William and Mary Ann Hicks and the half brother of Edward and Edith Martin. In 1901 they lived at 10 Coburg Square Walker Street Sneinton Nottingham. In 1911 George was living and working at the Lime Kiln Cropwell Bishop Nottinghamshire.
1911 - farm servant
10 Jan 1915
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11797
Private
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
George Hicks enlisted around 8 February 1912, either as a reservist or regular soldier, in the Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment) and went with 1st Battalion to France on 4 November 1914. In January 1915 the battalion held trenches in the area of Neuve Chapelle and conditions were terrible with flooded trenches and incessant rain. At some point in early January, George was wounded and evacuated down the line to the 14th Stationary Hospital at Wimereux. He died there on 10 January 1915 and was buried in the attached cemetery, Wimereux Communal Cemetery, grave I. C.18A
Soldiers effects register shows the following - 14 June 1915 - £6-15s-5d - to - Half brother Edward £2-5s2d; Half sister Edith - £2-5s-2d; sister Alice - £2-5s-1d; On 6 August 1919 the war gratuity of £5 was given to half brother Edward Martin for distribution.
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  • 11797 Private George Hicks, 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment), Died of wounds and buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery, grave I. C. 18A. Thanks to Phil Watson for the photograph
    George Hicks Cemetery - 11797 Private George Hicks, 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment), Died of wounds and buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery, grave I. C. 18A. Thanks to Phil Watson for the photograph