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Re(2): Alfred Hicks (2) WWI & WW2
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Thank you greatly for your help Mr Pycroft. I will continue my search with the help you have given and will certainly update you when I have it all. In the meantime I have sent you an email, which I will post again on here. Thank you greatly, Carole

I know my granddad, WW1, served at Ypres, he was a Sergeant and was gassed in the trenches. He did come home and spent the rest of his life with terrible chest problems, he was in his 70's when he died. The engineers and then the Lancashire Fusiliers, thank you greatly for this information, I knew the Lancashire Fusiliers from when I was a child, and if my granddad was there, then so was my dad. That feels great, I was born in Lancashire, in Leigh, very proud of them both.

My dad was a dispatch rider on a motor bike in WW2, and was blown up, sent home on a hospital ship which was sunk by a torpedo. He was in the water for a long time until picked up with another ship. He lost the use of his right arm, but would not talk about what happened, so I have only picked up bits from one of my aunties. He brought up a family after he came home, myself and a sister, and he worked until he retired, he died in 2008. I think he was stationed in Gibraltar, and somewhere in a hot country, Africa star is in my memories from somewhere? Or maybe I am miss remembering. Its such a long time since my auntie died and she was very muddled at the end.

I dont even have his medals, goodness knows what happened to them but they weren't with his possessions when he died, although I do remember him having at least 4, on bright ribbons.

Best wishes Carole


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