Friends of Hastings Cemetery
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
The Dearly Loved Daughter of
John & Louisa Hickman
Who died July 4th 1930
Also of Jack
The Dearly Loved Eldest Son
Killed in the Battle of Passchendaele Ridge
Oct. 4th, 1917. Aged 19
Jack Hickman -
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
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.