Wicks, H C
HERBERT CHARLES WICKS
Remembered with honour Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial: Panel 54 and 56.
He enlisted in Watford: a printer aged 18 of Watford, and was formerly Private 265183 Bedfordshire (T.F.) Regiment. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 6 November 1914, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Herbert’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two Bombing.
Son of George Henry William and Sarah (nee GASCOIGNE) WICKS of Watford; husband of Gertrude Winifred EVANS (formerly WICKS, nee KIFF) of Watford.
His parents married 12 March 1892 at St Peter’s, Bushey Heath, Herts. George died 1940 in Watford aged 67, and was buried 22 November in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Sarah died 1964 in the Middx South district aged 88.
Herbert was born 1893 in Watford, and baptised 24 April 1901 at St Mary’s, Watford. He married 1913 in the Watford district; they had one child. He resided in Watford. Gertrude remarried 1919 in the Watford district to Henry A EVANS, and died 1986 in the Watford district aged 90.
On the 1901 Census, aged 7 he lived in Watford, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1911 Census, a printer’s labourer aged 17, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and four siblings.
Date of death31/07/1917
Age at death24
Place of death
NotesRecorded as WICKS E in the Borough Roll of Honour
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