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Wicks, Frederick Edwin

1914 Star
1914 Star
Victory Medal
Victory Medal
British War Medal
British War Medal
Private Frederick Edwin Wicks (9367)
Killed in Action on Monday 25th January 1915, aged 30
Son of Lewis & Elizabeth Wicks
Born Q1 1884 at Hurst
5 sisters, 3 brothers, position in family: 6
Relatives: Wife - Anne, children: Violet, Cecil and Albert. Brothers Albert Wicks and James Wicks
Local address: Long Itchington
Enlisted:Stone quarryman (lime and cement manufacture)
Regiment:Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Battalion:1st Bn.
Died:Monday 25th January 1915
Cause:Killed in Action
Commemorated:Grave at Prowse Point Military Cemetery

From the Battalion War Diary:

Jan 25 1915. Bn in trenches near village of St Yvon. Quiet night. A few shells dropped in village. Heavy sniping throughout the day. 2 killed, one wounded. Weather improving. 2nd Lt ? and 40 OR joined.


Frederick Wicks at Prowse Point Military Cemetery
Prowse Point Military Cemetery
Ever remembered
by wife and children

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun, and in morning
We will remember them.
Lawrence Binyon