Hicks, Frederick Richard (1871-1915)
Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.
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Details: Frederick Richard Hicks (1871-1915), born 10 September 1871, son of Francis Hicks of Burrington Park, Plymouth; brother of Francis Baptist Hicks (1869-1900).
Husband of Grace Winifred Hicks, of Lanhainsworth, St. Columb, Cornwall.
Attended Plymouth High School.
Attended Sherborne School (School House) September 1882-July 1889; scholar; 6th form; Prefect.
Attended Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
Gazetted in October 1890 to the Hampshire Regiment; Lieutenant 1892; Captain 1898; Major 1908; served with the Uganda Rifles 1898-1899, from May to July 1900 he was on special service in South Africa on the Staff of the Military Governor of Johannesburg, and later taking part in the South African war, was employed with the Rand Rifles from 1901 to 1902. Qualified as a first-class interpreter of modern languages, and a graduate of the Staff College. On Staff Service his appointments were: Uganda Protectorate (January 1898-May 1900), special service in South Africa (1900), employment with the Rand Rifles (December 1901-November 1902), brigade major, 16th Brigade Irish Command (October 1909-March 1912), and General Staff Officer (2nd grade), Coast Defence, Southern Command (March 1912-October 1913).
WW1, Colonel in the Hampshire Regiment. 22 August 1914, went to France, 2nd in Command of 1st Bn., and was wounded at Le Cateau. November 1914, returned to France in Command of 1st Bn. Wounded at La Brique near Ypres on 8 May 1915, and died on 12 June 1915 at Guy's Hospital, London, of his wounds and enteric fever.
St Columb Major Cemetery, "C." 21A, Cornwall www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/347287/HICKS,%20FREDE...
Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance.