Friends of Hastings Cemetery

Jack & Isabel Hickman & their Parents, Louisa & John

By 1917 John George Hickman’s son, also John, was living at Hole Farm.  He had married  Louisa Hutchings in 1896.  They had three sons and five daughters.

In the 1901 census they are registered in all Saints, John is a Cattle Salesman, Louisa, his wife (born in Lee, Kent) and the children, Daisy, aged 3, John George, (Jack) aged 2, Isabel,1, and Nellie, under a year.

In 1911 they are in Linton Road and the children are Jobes (Isabel?) aged 10, Frank, 8, Mabel Joyce,7, Charlie 4, Sybil 2.

Jack was boarding at school in Hawkhurst and Nellie in Eastbourne

Their eldest son, John George, (Jack) was born in 1898 and was killed in the Battle of Passchendaele Ridge in 1917 aged 19.   He is remembered on the grave of his sister Isabel [Isobel on gravestone] Gertrude, born in 1899,who died in Hendon in 1930.  It is on Isabel’s memorial, that we find remembered her brother ‘Jack’


Hastings and St Leonards Observer - Saturday 01 November 1941

A charming personality and worker for charity, Mrs Louisa (Daisy) Hickman, wife of Mr John Hickman, wife of John Hickman of Hole Farm, died on Saturday at the age of 72.

Hastings and St Leonards Observer - Saturday 16 December 1944

A Sad Loss to the Farming Community - Mr. John Hickman

He had been ill for six weeks.  One of the family of 11, four sons and seven daughters of Mr. John George Hickman, he had been a farmer during the whole of his working life and was well known at markets throughout the South of England .


KC A23

In Memory of


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


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

KC A24

In Loving Memory of

Louisa (Daisy) Hickman

Beloved wife of

John Hickman

Died Oct. 25th 1941

Aged 72 years


John Hickman

Died Dec. 12th 1944

Aged 76 years

Also of

Their Dearly Loved Youngest Daughter


Died 9th March 1985

Aged 76 years

The Beloved wife of Harry Wells

Harry Neville Stewart Wells

Died 28th July 2000

Aged 91 years