HERBERT FRANK BICKERDIKE

Born: 1922, Leeds, Yorkshire.

Died on or since: 20th  16:30hrs (crash time)

Flight from: RAF Elvington

Residence: 58, Sherrington Road, Ipswich.

Rank: Squadron Leader; Service Number: 64287.

Regiment: Royal Air Force, 77 Squadron.

Aircraft: Halifax Bomber LL125

Medals Awarded: Distinguished Flying Cross. (while flying with 462 Squadron)

 

Grave Reference:

Joint Grave V.E.4-5.

Hotton War Cemetery,

Luxembourg,

Belgium.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Clifford & Hilda Bickerdike, of Ipswich.

 

Father: Clifford Bickerdike, born January 1891, Rothwell, Yorkshire.

Mother: Hilda Bickerdike (nee Scotcher), born September 1887, Combs, Suffolk.

 

Herbert attended Ipswich School.

 

Herbert was 4 years old, when he travelled 2nd Class on board ‘Avon’ of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company – South American Service. He travelled with his 37 year old mother, Hilda, and his 5 year old brother, Denys Clifford Bickerdike (born São Paulo, Brazil). They had departed from the Port of Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil and arrived at the Port of Southampton, on the 8th September 1925. The family were to visit Hilda’s family at Denny Farm, Combs, Suffolk. Their permanent residence was Brazil.

 

Herbert was 5 years old, when he travelled 2nd Class on board the ‘Andes’ of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company. He travelled with his 40 year old mother, Hilda, and his 7 year old brother, Denys. They had embarked at the Port of Southampton, on the 18th November 1927, and were bound for Bahia, Brazil. The family had stayed in the Uk at 52, Newburgh Crescent, Cape Road, Warwick.

 

Herbert was 7 years old, when he travelled 2nd Class on board the ‘Andes’ of the New Zealand Shipping Company Ltd. He travelled with his 41 year old mother, Hilda, and his 9 year old brother, Denys. They had departed from the Port of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The family arrived on the 1st October 1929, at the Port of Southampton.

 

Herbert’s father, Clifford Bickerdike, an Auditor in Commerce, travelled many times from Brazil to the UK.

 

Probate to Hilda Bickerdike – wife of Clifford Bickerdike.

 

Herbert is also remembered on the Ipswich School Chapel war memorial.

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