James Henry Wick

Name

James Henry Wick

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

13/11/1917
22

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
205029
Northamptonshire Regiment
2nd Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NORD
III.E.66
France

UK Memorials

Brent Pelham War Memorial

Pre War

James Henry Wick was the third child of David and Mary Ann Wick (nee Read). He was born in Brent Pelham in the summer of 1894. In the 1901 census, the family lived at Black Hall farm, Brent Pelham, where David was a horseman. In 1911 the address is given more precisely as Westley Cottages, Black Hall. In 1911, James Henry, by now 16, (and known as Henry) was employed as a domestic gardener.

Wartime Service

Henry enlisted at Hertford. The in the Essex Regiment Cyclist Corp as 3048, they had three cyclist battalions. These were part of the Territorial Force and patrolled the coast of Essex, performing reconnaissance duties.

On transfer to the 2nd Northamptonshire Regiment, Henry died of wounds on 13th November 1917. Several Casualty Clearing Stations were located in Bailleul, where he is buried.

Additional Information

His elder brother Walter William has been killed in action in June of the same year. The Medal Rolls Index records the award of the British Medal and the Victory Medal. His service records have not survived.

Acknowledgments

Dr Stephen Bratt