image from 1917 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury newspaper


Born: 1892, Debenham, Suffolk.

Died: 17th June 1917; age: 25; died of Landry’s Paralysis, at the East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital, Ipswich.

Informant – Alfred Hicks – father, of 64, Berners Street, Ipswich.

Residence: 64, Berners Street, Ipswich.

Occupation: a Junior Representative with Messrs. Cocksedge and Co., Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 265009

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st/6th Battalion.

Formerly 414, Essex & Suffolk Cyclists.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,






1901   86, Victoria Street, Ipswich.


Cyril was 9 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Alfred Hicks, 35, an Insurance Canvasser Agent, born East Bergholt, Suffolk.

Emily Ann Hicks (nee Mortimer), 35, born Cavendish, Suffolk.

Rubie Margaret E. Mortimer, 15, born Cavendish.

Stanley Dunthorne Hicks, 12, born East Bergholt.

Guido Rowland Hicks, 7, born Debenham, Suffolk.

Claud Hicks, 5, born Ipswich.

Gladys Georgina C. Hicks, 2, born Ipswich.

Queenie Hicks, 6 months, born Ipswich.


1911   52, Kitchener Road, Ipswich.


Cyril was 19 years old, a Commercial Clerk – Grocery. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Alfred, 48, a Grocer’s Assistant.

Emily, 47.

Stanley, 22, an Assurance Supt.

Guido, 17, an Assurance Clerk.

Claud, 15, a Law Clerk.

Gladys, 12.

Queenie, 9.


Soldiers’ Effects to Alfred Hicks – father.


Cyril is also remembered on the war memorial at SPRINGFIELD SCHOOL, Ipswich.




On Friday afternoon, at the Ipswich Cemetery, the funeral took  place of Signaller-Sergt. Cyril V. Hicks, of the Suffolk Regiment, whose death occurred on Monday last at the East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital. Deceased, who was formerly in the employ of Messrs. Cocksedge and Co., as junior representative, was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Hicks, 64, Berners Street. The funeral was conducted with full military honours, the coffin; covered with the National ensign, on which were laid the deceased cap and side-arms, being borne from the Hospital to the Cemetery on a gun-carriage drawn by six black horses, furnished by the R.F.A. The burial service was conducted by the Rev. W.S. Key, vicar of All Saints, Ipswich., chaplain to the battalion. At the conclusion of the service three volleys were  fired over the grave, after which the buglers sounded the “Last Post.” The coffin bore the inscription:- “Sergt. Cyril V. Hicks, died June 17th, aged 25 years.” Beautiful floral tributes were sent by the parents, sisters, and brothers, Mabel, Messrs. Cocksedge and Co., Lieut.-Col. W.T. Pretty and officers of the Suffolks, Major Elliston, Capt. Hammond, N.C.O.’s and men of C Company, warrant officers and sergeants Suffolks, Signalling School, Mr. and Mrs. Sydney L. Gray, Cadet and Mrs. Lawrence, Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds and family, Mr. and Mrs. Pepper, Mrs. J. Mundy, and Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Sheldrake.



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