Joe Hicks

RBS remembers 1914-1918



Joe Hicks

Bank: London County & Westminster Bank

Place of work: Huntingdon branch

Died: 13 November 1916

Joe Leslie Hicks was born on 20 October 1894, the son of Harry John Hicks and his wife Gertrude. In 1913 he went to work for London County & Westminster Bank, where his uncle Frank Hicks was an employee.

In February 1915 Hicks left his job as a clerk at the bank's Huntingdon branch to join the army, becoming a Serjeant in the Royal Fusiliers. He was killed in action on 13 November 1916. He was 22 years old.

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Donna Jenkins November 15 2014 1:33PM

I work at Huntingdon Branch now and researched Joe displaying his memorial in France for the now Staff and customers. It is lovely to now see a picture to keep this young man's memory alive.

 

Graham McLeod June 28 2016 5:18PM

2nd Lt Ainsworth was serving with D Company of the 2/9th Battalion, the Manchester Regiment when he was killed on the 9th of October. The 2/9th were part of the 66th (2nd East Lancashire) Division which attacked Poelcappelle on that day. This was part of the Third Battle of Ypres, so 2nd Lt Ainsworth was killed in Belgium and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial.

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Graham McLeod June 28 2016 5:18PM

2nd Lt Ainsworth was serving with D Company of the 2/9th Battalion, the Manchester Regiment when he was killed on the 9th of October. The 2/9th were part of the 66th (2nd East Lancashire) Division which attacked Poelcappelle on that day. This was part of the Third Battle of Ypres, so 2nd Lt Ainsworth was killed in Belgium and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial.

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