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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Belgium. Photograph Murray Biddle.
Person Details
Newark
Henry Trickett (known as Harry) was born in 1894 at Newark and was the stepson of Thomas Biggs a bricklayers' labourer and son of Kate Biggs née Trickett of 37 Albert Street, Newark. His stepfather was born in 1875 at Claypool, Lincs and his mother Kate Trickett was born in 1874 at Newark. They were married in 1903 at Newark and had a daughter Kate Biggs b1906 Newark. In the 1911 census the family was living at 45 Albert Street, Newark, and shown as Thomas Biggs 36 yrs a bricklayers' labourer, his wife Kate 37 yrs, his stepson Harry Trickett 17 yrs an iron moulder and their daughter Kate Biggs 5 yrs.
Attended Christ Church School and the Baptist Sunday School. A member of the Young Men’s Bible Class at Charles Street Wesleyan Mission. Apprenticed at Messrs. Bradley’s foundry as a moulder.
20 Apr 1915
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Private
1/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Henry Trickett enlisted on 19th October 1914 at Newark and served with the 1/8th battalion Sherwood Foresters. He landed in France on 2nd March 1915 with his battalion and was killed six weeks later on 20th April 1915 by a sniper while on sentry duty. He was buried in Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Heuvelland, Belgium (grave ref. E.63)
Article published 12th May 1915 in the Newark Advertiser :- 'Only son of Kate Biggs, 45 Albert Street, Newark. A native of Newark, attended Christ Church School and the Baptist Sunday School. A member of the Young Men’s Bible Class at Charles Street Wesleyan Mission. Apprenticed at Messrs. Bradley’s foundry as a moulder. Joined the 8th Sherwood Foresters, six months last Monday and spent his 21st birthday in the trenches. Killed by a sniper while on sentry duty.'
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Belgium. Photograph Murray Biddle.
    Henry Trickett - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Belgium. Photograph Murray Biddle.