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Pte H Tricker ~ Suffolk REgiment 08/05/1915


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Hello,

I hope forum Pal's can help me with this gentleman, I met a forum member tonight, he has just found out that his relative is on the Menin Gate, I said I'd ask here to see if we could find a little out about him?

He will be following on his blackberry so let's see what we can come up with!

A MIC/War Diary would be great!

Many thanks in advance

Soren

Name: TRICKER, HERBERT

Initials: H

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: Suffolk Regiment

Unit Text: 1st Bn.

Age: 19

Date of Death: 08/05/1915

Service No: 8474

Additional information: Son of Mr. E. Tricker, of Bulmer Lane, Groton, Boxford, Suffolk.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 21.

Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

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Soren,

Herbert was reported KIA on that date.

The battalion took part in the Battle of Frezenberg Ridge on the 8th. Colonel Murphy records that he enemy sent over projectiles of every caliber, HE shells crashed in all directions. Guns and Howitzers shook the earth - 'the crackle of machine guns and musketry mingling with the boom of mortars and bombs, made a noise that sounded like an army of riviters at work during some titanic thunderstorm.' At the same time men were being blinded and choked by gas. When the enemy attacked the brunt of the onslaught fell on the 3rd Monmouthshires, 2nd King's Own, 1st Suffolks and 2nd Cheshires. The attack was driven off, a second attack was also defeated - 'but by this time practiclly all the men in the frontline trenches had been killed, wounded or buried.' Relieved on the 9th and survivors assembled in Balloon Wood west of Vlamertinghe. Casualties recorded as all but one officer and 947 other ranks. (Westlake)

cheers, Jon

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Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919 - soldier details

Name: Herbert TRICKER

Regiment, Corps etc.: Suffolk Regiment

Battalion etc.: 1st Battalion.

4.8.14 Khartoum. 23.10.14 landed at Liverpool and to Lichfield 17.11.14 Felixstowe. Dec. Hursley Park, Winchester to 84th Bde. 28th Div. 18.1.15 landed at Havre. 24.10.15 embarked at Marseilles. 30.10.15 Alexandria. 23 to 29 Nov. 1915 Alexandria to Salonika. 30.9.18 84th Bde. 28th Div. Macedonia; north of Lake Doiran.

Last name: Tricker

First name(s): Herbert

Initials: H

Birthplace: Groton, Suffolk

Enlisted: Ipswich

Residence:

Rank: PRIVATE

Number: 8474

Date died: 8 May 1915

How died: Killed in action

Theatre of war: France & Flanders

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Looks like the family in 1901 Soren all born Groton, Suffolk

TRICKER, Edgar Head Married M 37 1864 Horseman On Farm

TRICKER, Jane Wife Married F 36 1865

TRICKER, George Son Single M 15 1886 Agricultural Labourer

TRICKER, Mabel Daughter Single F 13 1888

TRICKER, Frederick Son Single M 11 1890

TRICKER, Herbert Son Single M 4 1897

RG13

Piece:1749

Folio:58

Page:2

Registration District:Cosford

Sub District: Hadleigh

EnumerationDistrict:6

Ecclesiastical Parish:Groton St Bartholomew

Address:

Hole Farm, Groton Suffolk

Cheers

Sue

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Probably the family in 1911 - Herbert still at home and some younger brothers

HOUSEHOLD TRICKER EDGAR M 1864 47 Cosford Suffolk

HOUSEHOLD TRICKER SELINA JANE F 1866 45 Cosford Suffolk

HOUSEHOLD TRICKER HERBERT M 1897 14 Cosford Suffolk

HOUSEHOLD TRICKER HAROLD M 1903 8 Cosford Suffolk

HOUSEHOLD TRICKER EDGAR M 1905 6 Cosford Suffolk

HOUSEHOLD TRICKER REGINALD M 1906 5 Cosford Suffolk

Cheers

Sue

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