World War I (1914-1918)

Eight men from Hickling died whilst serving during WWI:

Hickling Roll of Honour (WWI 1914-1918)

George Henry BrownEdgar BurnettHorace Burnett
Will Burton – WWIPercy CollishawWilliam Collyer
Frederick CopleyRichard Francis CopleyWilliam Henry Copley
John Arthur CoxAlbert CrumpFrederick John William Crump
Percy CrumpStephen Crump (Steven)Frank Dickman
Samuel Cheshire DoubledayWilliam Thomas DoubledayEdward Exton
George William ExtonEllis Faulks (Faulkes)John George Faulks (Faulkes)
William Arthur Faulks (Faulkes)Edward Hickling(Jack) John Charles W Hill
William J HillNoel Garner HubbardFred Jackson
George MaltbyJohn W MannRichard Mann
Albert Mitchell Marshall (Albert)Edward Leonard Marshall (Leonard)John Howard Marshall (Howard)
Joseph Wise Marshall (Joseph)Richard Hardy Marshall (Richard)Samuel Thomas Marshall (Samuel)
Tom Munks – WWIJohn Frederick Pearson (Frederick)John George Pepper
Thomas Albert Rose (Albert)Arthur SaltWilliam Salt
Arthur SheltonCecil SimpsonCharles Simpson (Charlie)
Donald SimpsonRoland SimpsonIsaac Claude V Smith
Joseph Harold SpencerJohn (Jack) Squires – WWILeonard R Squires
Arthur Wakerley (Wakerly)Vincent WalkerJames Herbert Ward
Joseph John William (Willie) WardJoseph WardJohn Edwin Woolley
Arthur WrightFrank WrightJames Wright
Note: variations in spelling are shown in brackets and where there seems to be a 'known by' name, that is also shown in brackets.

It is our plan to build a biography page for each of these men but it will take some time! We would like to build a picture of what happened to these men (& their families) who survived the Great War. If you have any photographs or biographical information to help us with this project, please contact us, using the link, below.

Roll of Honour (WWI):

There are two Rolls of Honour recording the names of those from Hickling who served during World War I. The Chapel Roll of Honour includes 57 names whilst the Church Roll of Honour includes 59; some of the name spellings are different across the two lists (both spellings are given, below) and they are listed in a different but, roughly, alphabetical order. Joseph John William (Willie) Ward is on the Chapel list but not the Church list; William Collyer, Fred Jackson and James Herbert Ward are on the Church list but not the Chapel list. There may have been some confusion in the recording of the Ward family, as Joseph John William (Willie) Ward and James Herbert Ward are brothers (sons of Joseph and May Ward).

The Church Roll of Honour also includes the regiments for each soldier. In some villages and communities friends and siblings joined up together, served together and were often killed together – in some cases a community lost all of their men in the same campaign, inflicting terrible devastation for those left behind. Unusually, in Hickling, men seemed to have joined a wide range of different regiments – in a sense, ‘spreading the risk’. This may explain the relatively low casualty rates experienced in Hickling; of the 59 soldiers listed on the Church Roll of Honour, there are approx. 30 different regiments listed.

The Wadkin archives contain a six-page summary of Hickling’s World War I history which includes anecdotes, details of fundraising, a plane crash, an escaped German prisoner-of-war, the Armistice and the Memorials:

W0160 a - a WWI chronology
W0160 a – a WWI chronology
W0160 d - a WWI chronology
W0160 d – a WWI chronology
W0179a Wartime in Hickling WWI & WWII
W0179a Wartime in Hickling WWI & WWII
W0160 b - a WWI chronology
W0160 b – a WWI chronology
W0160 e - a WWI chronology
W0160 e – a WWI chronology
W0179b Wartime in Hickling WWI & WWII
W0179b Wartime in Hickling WWI & WWII
W0160 c - a WWI chronology
W0160 c – a WWI chronology
W0160 f - a WWI chronology
W0160 f – a WWI chronology

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This gallery is from the Wadkin Archives

Untimely Deaths
W0309a Village School; war memorial unveiled (1921)
School History