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Walter Hickmott

In memory of:

Private Walter Hickmott

April 16, 1918

Military Service


Service Number:

213555

Age:

20

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

19th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

January 16, 1897

Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Hickmott, of Kingsville, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 428 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BELLACOURT MILITARY CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

II. D. 11.

Location:

Bellacourt is a village in the commune of Riviere, in the Departement of the Pas de Calais, 10 kilometres south-west of Arras. Visitors should take the N25, Arras to Coullens main road, as far as Beaumetz les Loges. Take the D34 to Riviere, fork right onto the D7, still in the direction of Riviere, and then turn left to the cemetery as indicated by the CWGC sign.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Cemetery– Private Walter Hickmott was born on January 16th, 1897, on a farm north of Kingsville, Ontario. On January 7th, 1916 he enlisted with the 99th Battalion, Essex Regimament, just shy of his 19th birthday. He Arrived in England June 8th, 1916 and was assigned to the 19th Battalion CEF and proceeded to France in Sept. of 1916. During the fighting he recived a gunshot wound to the right arm. After recovering in December 1917 he re-embarked to France. He was "slightly wounded" in March 1918 (shrapnel wound). He returned to duty one week later. At approximately noon on Tuesday, April 16th, 1918, while repelling a German attack on their trench, he was fatally wounded and killed in action.  Lest We Forget.
  • Photo of WALTER HICKMOTT– Walter & LT. Borthwick killed by same sniper. Sgt. Tom Thatcher killed the sniper. Near the village of Boyelles, France
  • Grave Marker– Taken July 2013.   RIP

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