Friends of Hastings Cemetery


Jack & Isobel Hickman

By 1917 another John Hickman (see previous page) was living at Hole Farm.  He had married Louisa Hutchings in 1896 and had at least two children, John George, born in 1898 and Isobel Gertrude, born in 1899. (Both birth and death records on FreeBMD give the name as ‘Isabel’, but the memorial is clearly ‘Isobel’.  She died in Hendon.


It is on Isobel’s memorial, KC A23, that we find remembered her brother ‘Jack’


In Memory of

Isobel

The Dearly Loved Daughter of

John & Louisa Hickman

Who died July 4th 1930

'At Rest'

Also of Jack

The Dearly Loved Eldest Son

Killed in the Battle of Passchendaele Ridge

Oct. 4th, 1917.  Aged 19

R.F.A.

Jack Hickman - 1917

Son of John and Louisa Hickman, of Hole Farm, Hastings, Sussex.

Second Lieutenant, ‘C’ Battery, 50th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery

Son of John and Louisa Hickman, Hole Farm, Hastings.

Killed in action 4th October 1917.

Buried in Grave VI H 1 in Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery


‘Hole Farm’ disappeared when Jack’s father sold it.


Land west of Hillside Road, part of site of proposed new grammar school

Purchased for £4225 from John Hickman, Hole Farm, Hastings under the Education Act 1921 by the Council in Committee

Contents:

Purchased for £700 from John Hickman, Hole Farm, Hastings under the Education Act 1921 by the Council in Committee

He is also recorded as owning land in Pevensey.


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