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Some photos of the KLR Signals in 1915


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A batch of photos from the family of KLR casualty Pte Claude Thomas Bicker

 

The Staff of the 21/KLR Signals, enough info to Id them ? Wouldn't argue with the Sgt on the right !

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This one is tagged "Sharples Photo Seacombe P501(?)" and "Some Heads at Knowsley"

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The 18th Service Liverpool Battalion dated 10th July 1915, just before embarking ? Nice piece in the centre, what is it ?

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Some snippets of additional information to share with the family in appreciation of them allowing us to see the postcards.

 

Originally enlisted in 18 KLR (2nd Pals) on or close to 11/1/15 - for reasons unknown he did not deploy to France with his Bn. To France 14/7/16 and posted to 17 KLR. Attd 8 LNL 24/7/16. Transferred to 8 LNL 21/9/16 with new No 29979. (17 KLR Casualty Ledger)

 

8 LNL landed in Boulogne on 16/9/15

 

BICKER - June 1, killed in action aged 22 years , Pte Claude Thomas Bicker, KLR, eldest son of George and Nellie Bicker, 22 Cornett Rd, Aintree . His duty bravely done. (Liverpool Echo - Wednesday 06 June 1917 p4)  

 

1911 Census
Claude Thomas Bicker
Age: 16
Occupation: Booksellers Assistant
Address: 22 Cornett Rd Aintree Walton Liverpool - the dwelling had 6 rooms
Estimated Birth Year: 1895
Born: Carlisle
Father: George Bicker 41, lithographic artist, b. Saxmundham, Suffolk
Mother: Ellen Sarah Bicker 40, b. Paris (British Subject)
Mabel Ellen Bicker 13, b. Carlisle
Gladys Hilda Bicker 11, b. Carlisle
Wilfred George Bicker 1, b. Liverpool
His parents had been married for 17 years - 4 of their 4 children survived.

 

1901 Census
Claude Bicker
Age:  6
Estimated Birth Year:  abt 1895
Address: 11 Arthur St, Carlisle
Relation to Head:  Son
Father:  George Richer, 31, lithographic artist, b. Saxmundham, Suffolk
Mother:  Ellen Richer, 30, b. Paris (British Subject)
Birth Place: Carlisle
Mabel Richer 3, b. Carlisle
Gladys Richer 1, b. Carlisle

 

He is commemorated on the war memorial in St Peter's Parish Church, Church Avenue, Aintree

 

 

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I repeat the thanks for sharing these photos.

 

9 hours ago, davidbohl said:

Nice piece in the centre, what is it ?

Looks like four stacked rifles to me.

:-) M

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On 04/06/2021 at 14:13, Promenade said:

Some snippets of additional information to share with the family in appreciation of them allowing us to see the postcards.

The family have said thanks to all.

They have a few theories of their own:-

 

The war diary for 7 brigade MG company shows that on 01/06/1917 that three men were killed on North Midland Farm (just down the road from St Quentin Cabaret). No names were mentioned but Claude's grave is next to two others from the same reg. who were killed on the same day, a J.C. Howell (26961) and E.Wilson (34139) (all Loyal North Lancs). 

 
 
 
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