Private William Henry Tricker

Date of Birth c.1899
Age at Death 19
Date of Death 23 March 1918
Service Number 41200
Military Service 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment
Merton Address Locks Lane steam Laundry, locks Lane, Mitcham
Local Memorial St. Mark's Church, Mitcham

Additional Information

William Henry was the second son of Thomas and Elizabeth Tricker. His father, Thomas, married Elizabeth Davis on the 9th June 1892 at All Saints’ church in Dorchester. At the time of his marriage to Elizabeth, Thomas was employed as a groom.

Thomas enlisted at the age of 26 years in the army on the 27th February 1900 for a total of 327 days and served in South Africa and was finally discharged at his own request on the 19th January 1901

The 1901 Census reveals that the six members of the Tricker family now resided at Charlton Mackrell in Somerset. Thirty eight year old Thomas was employed as a groom and that his youngest son William Henry who was born in Charlton Mackrell was now just 2 years old.

The 1911 Census reveals that that Thomas and Elizabeth had been married for 20 years and that the couple had a total of 8 children. Two children had died in infancy but the remaining six had survived. Thomas was now employed as a caretaker at the steam laundry where the family now lived in Locks Lane in Mitcham. William Henry was still attending school at the age of 12 years
William Henry’s service record is not available through Ancestry. William Henry enlisted at Wimbledon, Surrey and died of his wounds at Flanders.


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