Stanley attended and is remembered Northgate High School Memorial. Formerly Ipswich Grammar School for Boys.



Born: 6th August 1890, Great Clacton, Essex.

Died: 11th August 1916; age: 26; from Gun Shot Wounds to chest and spine received at Ypres – 22nd June 1916, died at the 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth.

Residence: Ontario, Canada.

Occupation: Mechanical Engineer.

Enlistment details: Location: Niagara Camp, Ontario; Date: 29th May 1915; age: 24; Religion: Presbyterian. Signed up for the Duration of the War. Height: 5ft 8ins, medium complexion, brown eyes & brown hair. Next of Kin: father- Frederick Hicks, of Ackworth, East Bergholt, Suffolk.



Joined on enlistment – 37th Battalion.

Embarked Montreal aboard S.S. ‘Hesperian’ on the 10th June 1915 to Plymouth, England.

Transferred to the 17th Battalion – 20th June 1915.

Transferred to the 15th Battalion – 16th July 1915.

Granted 7 days leave – 20th January 1916.

Rank of Sergeant confirmed – 10th June 1916.

Gun Shot Wound to chest and spine – 22nd June 1916.

To No. 18 General Hospital Camiers – seriously ill.

Transferred to Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre 30th June 1916 – and on to H.S. ‘Newhaven’ arriving at Folkstone, England – 1st July 1916.

1st July 1916 – 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth – dangerously ill.


Rank: Sergeant: Service Number: 47869.

Regiment: Canadian Infantry, Central Ontario Regiment, 15th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:


East Bergholt Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Only son of F.A. & P. Hicks; husband of Mabel A.R. Hicks, of 4, Clyde Terrace, Steyning, West Sussex.




1891   Lower Street, Walton, Suffolk.


Stanley was 7 months old and living with his parents & sisters.

Frederick Arthur Hicks, 28, a Groom & Gardener – Domestic, born East Bergholt, Suffolk.

Phoebe Hicks (nee Laffling), 27, born Nettlestead, Suffolk.

Emily Caroline Hicks, 5, born Leiston, Suffolk.

Sarah Ann Hicks, 3, born Leiston.


1901   Belstead Road, Belstead, Suffolk.


Stanley was 10 years old and living with his parents & sisters.

Frederick, 38, a Gardener – Domestic.

Phoebe, 37.

Emily, 15, a General Domestic Servant.

Sarah, 13.

Annie Lily Hicks, 8, born Walton.

Floss May Hicks, 6, born Raydon, Suffolk.

Fontinea Elsie Hicks, 4, born Rougham, Suffolk.


In 1916, East Bergholt, Suffolk, Stanley married Mabel Angelina Rhoda Wilden, born March 1891, Stowupland, Suffolk, an Assistant Teacher at East Bergholt.


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