Image from the Suffolk Chronicle And Mercury – 1917


Born: 1885, Norwich, Norfolk.

Died: 14th August 1917; age: 32; KiA.

Employed: as a Carriage Painter for Messrs. F.W. Canham, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Joined during the first week of the war.

Date of Entry Therein: 30th May 1915 – France.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 40320.

Regiment: Lincolnshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion.

Formerly 14917, Suffolk Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 21.

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial,






1891   21, Denbign Road, Norwich, Norfolk.


Arthur was 5 years old and living with his parents, siblings & step sister.

Joseph Sidney Hicks, 46, a Coach Painter, born Norwich.

Martha Ladly Hicks (nee Holtaway), 40, born Norwich.

Mary Theresa Holtaway, 13, born Norwich.

George Hicks, 3, born Norwich.

Alfred William Hicks, 1, born Norwich.


1901   67, Bulwer Road, Ipswich.


Arthur was 15 years old, a Coach Painter’s Apprentice. He was living with his mother & step sister.

Martha, 52, a Monthly Nurse.

Theresa, 23, a General Domestic Servant.


1911   49, Emlen Street, Ipswich.


Arthur was 25 years old, a Coach & Motor Painter – Coach & Motor Builder. He was living with his mother & brother.

Martha, 63.

Alfred, 21, a Carpenter – Iron Foundry.


On both the 1901 & 1911 census Arthur’s father, Joseph was an Inmate at the Norwich Workhouse, Bowthorpe Road, Norwich, Norfolk.


Arthur’s mother, Martha Ladly Hicks, died 1913, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Edith Lizzie Brown & Alfred William Brown – brother.


Lincolnshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion:



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