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Surname Icke - census and birth/marriage index and JB Lewis & Sons memorial Surname Ickes - service documents/CWGC and Dakeyne St Lads' Club memorial Herbert Alfred (Bert) was born in 1893 (Oct/Nov/Dec), the only son of Alfred Edward and Elizabeth Icke. Alfred was born in Wednesbury, Staffordshire, in about 1866 and was a painter and paperhanger. He married Elizabeth Owen (Owens) in Nottingham in 1886 (Oct/Nov/Dec) and according to the 1911 census they had five children born alive of whom only three were still living at the time of the census. Four children were named on the census between 1891 and 1911; Lily (died young), Herbert, Kate (Kitty) and Elizabeth (Lizzie). In 1891 Alfred (25) and Elizabeth (21) were living at 4 Brookfield Place, Nottingham, with their four year old daughter Lily, who was born in 1887 (Apr/May/June). Lily died shortly after the 1891 Census (Apr/May/Jun). By 1901 they were living at 8 Young's(?) Terrace, St Ann's, and had two children, Herbert (7) and Kate (9 months, b. 1900). They had moved by the time of the next census in 1911 and were living at 18 Enoch Terrace, Peas Hill Road, with their three children - Herbert, Kate and Elizabeth (7) - and Alfred's widowed mother, Elizabeth Icke (69). The family was living at 54 Hawkridge Street, Alfred Street, Nottingham, by July 1917 when the notice was published in the local paper that Herbert's death the previous year had been confirmed. Alfred Icke died in Nottingham in 1927 (registered March) aged 61.
He was a member of 2nd Nottingham Company Boys' Brigade (Dakeyne Street Lads' Club). In 1911 he was a lace maker and at the time of his death was working for JB Lewis & Sons on whose memorial he is commemorated.
07 Jul 1916
794823 - CWGC Website
9th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers
'C' Coy. He served in France from 15 July 1915. The list of casualties in the Battalion's war diary for July 1916 reports him as 'missing' after the battalion was in action in the sector of Quadrangle Trench on 7 July 1916 but his death was not confirmed until July the following year. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial (Pier and Face 10 B 11 B and 12 B). He qualified for the 1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.
Nottingham Evening Post, Roll of Honour, Saturday 14 July 1917: ‘Ickes. Missing July 9th, 1916, now reported killed, Sergt H Ickes (Bert) Northumberland Fusiliers, aged 23 years, the dearly beloved and only son of Mr and Mrs A Ickes, 54, Hawkridge-street. From his sorrowing mother and father, and sister Lizzie, and Kitty.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)' Register of Soldiers' Effects: Legatee, father, Alfred Icke
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