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  • Photograph is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
Person Details
Bestwood Colliery, Nottinghamshire
Andrew was born in 1890 in Bestwood Colliery and was the son of Thomas an ironworks manager and Sarah Ann Vickers née Cooper of 33 Portland Road Hucknall Torkard Nottinghamshire. His father Thomas was born in 1854 in Langley Mill Derbyshire , his mother Sarah Ann Cooper was born in 1862 in Whitwick, Leicestershire, they were married in 1879 , their marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration District, they went on to have 9 children sadly however 2 died in infancy or early childhood prior to 1911 , their children on the 1911 census are Frances Elizabeth b1888 Bestwood Colliery, Andrew b1890 Bestwood Colliery, Jessie born 1894 Bestwood Colliery and Harry b1905 Hucknall. In the 1911 census the family are living at 33 Portland Road, Hucknall Torkard and are shown as Thomas 57 yrs an ironworks clerk, he is living with his wife Sarah Ann 49 yrs and their children Frances Elizabeth 23 yrs a dress maker, Andrew 21 yrs a railway clerk, Jessie 17 yrs no occupation stated, Harry 6 yrs a scholar. His probate was proven at Nottingham on 8th October 1915 and shows him as Andrew Vickers of 90 Portland Road, Hucknall Torkard, Nottingham , corporal in H M Army died 29th August 1915 in Gallipoli, his effects of £52 5 shillings were left to Thomas Vickers ironworks manager (his father)
He was a railway clerk.
29 Aug 1915
25
622083 - CWGC Website
S4/042662
Corporal
Army Service Corps
Corporal Andrew Vickers, enlisted at Hucknall on 12th January 1915 , he gave his age as 25 yrs and 20 days and his address as 90 Portland Road, Hucknall, he stated he was a railway clerk. His next of kin was his father Thomas of the same address . The same day he was sent to Aldershot to commence his training. On 18th January 1915 he was posted to the Army Service Corps. He was promoted to Corporal on 11th February 1915 . Following his training he embarked from Avonmouth on 14th June 1915 and on 29th June 1915 arrived n Alexandria, to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force. He was serving in Gallipoli with the the 64th Divisional Unit of Supply, Army Service Corps. when he was killed in action on 29th August 1915 and he is buried in Beach Cemetery, Anzac, Gallipoli. grave reference II I 15.
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  • Photograph is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Andrew Vickers - Photograph is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
  • The commonwealth wargraves commission headstone marking the grave of Andrew Vickers in Beach Cemetery, Gallipoli and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Andrew Vickers - The commonwealth wargraves commission headstone marking the grave of Andrew Vickers in Beach Cemetery, Gallipoli and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
  • Beach Cemetery, Gallipoli 
Beach Cemetery, Gallipoli is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Andrew Vickers - Beach Cemetery, Gallipoli Beach Cemetery, Gallipoli is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918