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Herbert married his wife Lillian Annie Whitaker in 1912 in Nottingham, they went on to have a daughter Ada Hickling born 20th November 1913, they lived at 14 Smith Street, Bovill Street, Radford, Nottingham. Following his death his widow Lily was paid a pension of 20shillings and 5 pence a week with effect from 2nd April 1919
22 Aug 1918
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18th Bn Machine Gun Corps
Private Herbert Hickling enlisted at Nottingham on 2nd November 1914, he gave his age as 24 yrs and 44 days and his address as 14 Smith Street, Radford, his wife Lily Hickling of the same address was his next of kin he gave his occupation as that of a bottler and that he had previously served with the Royal Fusiliers. He initially served with service number 3336 in the Sherwood Foresters Regiment, later transferring to the 18th battalion, Machine Gun Corps. He landed in France on 4th March 1917 and he was killed in action on 22nd August 1918, he has no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Vis-En- Artois Memorial, Haucourt. He had served for 3 yrs and 294 days.
Obituary notice published 16th September 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “HICKLING. – Killed in action, August 22nd, 1918, Pte. H. Hickling, 67697, Machine Gun Corps, late Sherwood Foresters, after four years' service. Shattered hopes. – Loving wife [Lily] and daughter.” Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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