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James Hicks

In memory of:

Private James Hicks

September 15, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

158519

Age:

45

Force:

Army

Unit:

4th Canadian Mounted Rifles (2nd Central Ontario Regt.)

Additional Information


Son of Mrs. Ford, of Bolton, England; husband of Betsy Haynes, (formerly Hicks), of 48, Lloyd St., St. Catharines, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 102 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No. I
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

IX. A. 18.

Location:

Puisieux is in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, containing the villages of Puisieux and Serre. Using the D919 from Arras to Amiens you will drive through the villages of Bucquoy, Puisieux then Serre-Les Puisieux (approximately 20 kilometres south of Arras). On leaving Serre Les Puisieux, 700 metres further along the D919, SERRE ROAD CEMETERY NO. 1 can be found on the right hand side.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Newspaper Clipping– The 19th Regiment refers to the Lincoln & Welland Regiment.  The Toronto Battalion that Hicks was later attached to was the 81st Battalion.  This was a unit that was later split up for reinforcements.
  • Memorial– The Cenotaph at Memorial Park in St. Catharines, Ontario, was dedicated on August 7th, 1927 by the Prince of Wales (future King Edward VIII), and unveiled by Brigadier General W. B. M. King, C.M.G., D.S.O.  The names of St. Catharines men who died as a result of their service during World War I are listed on two bronze tablets located at City Hall.

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