The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private R H  Hickson


Private Richard Henry HICKSON, 205635, "B" Company, 7th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 12th October 1917.

Born Sheffield, Yorkshire, son of Richard Ralph & Sarah Ann Wildgoose, of 11/2, Fitzalan Street, Sheffield, Yorkshire / 481 Glossop Road, Broomhill, Sheffield, Yorkshire.

*Father Richard Ralph Hickson.

Enlisted Sheffield, Yorkshire, age 22 years & 2 months, height 5th 3¼ inches, weight 130lbs. Resided 11 Court 2, Fitzalar Street, Sheffield, Yorkshire. Formerly labourer, wine warehouse.

Home 7th December 1915 to 5th July 1917; BEF 6th July 1917 to 12th October 1917.

7th December 1915, enlisted; 8th December 1915, to Army Reserve; 28th March 1917, mobilized; 28th March 1917, posted 4th Battalion, Yorks & Lancs Regiment, Service No.204740; 6th July 1917, Folkestone, embarked; 6th July 1917, disembarked, Boulogne; 6th July 1917, Etaples, Infantry Base Depot; 21st July 1917, transferred to 3/4th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 21st July 1917, posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.

Commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial, Panel 106 to 108, Belgium.

NOTE: See WILDGOOSE,  the true family name.

* information supplied by recruit.

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