Private Robert George Dicks of the 2/4th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment was born at Oundle in 1883. He was married to Rose Annie Dicks of the Midland Hotel, Ketton. The couple had one child. Before enlisting on 21 August 1917, Robert was employed as a yard foreman. He went to France on 1 January 1918, and was killed on 22 March in the German Spring Offensive. He is buried at Grevillers British Cemetery in France, grave XII.B.9, and remembered on the war memorial at Ketton. Coincidentally, he is buried in the same cemetery as another Ketton soldier, George Jackson.
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