Benjamin Hickson

View Benjamin on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Service number:
Lance Corporal
Leicestershire Regiment
Date of birth:
11 July 1898
Date of death:
25 March 1918
Age at Death:
HICKSON Benjamin

Known information

Benjamin Hickson and his brother William were both killed in the First World War. They were from Stretton although their mother Mary later moved to Ridlington. Benjamin was born at Minting in Lincolnshire on 11 July 1898. He was a farm labourer before the war and joined the 2/4th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment on 17 May 1916 just two months after his brother. He went to France on 26 December 1917, and was reported missing, presumed killed on 25 March 1918 in the German Spring Offensive. He has no known grave and is remembered on the Arras Memorial, Bay 5, as well as in Stretton Church.

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  • Stretton Church
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2 images My brother and I took mum to visit Arras and found his name on the memorial wall.
By Coleman on Friday 13th February '15 at 1:47pm
A picture of his name on the memorial, taken 19 March 2016.
By John Stokes on Saturday 19th March '16 at 10:10pm
A Rutlander, living in Belgium

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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