Frank Henry Hicks

Service No 531HicksFH1

Private

3rd Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron

Driver, 1st Field Squadron Engineers

 

Born 13 March 1890 at Mount Torrens, SA.

Son of Armon and Eliza Ann HICKS nee SCADDEN

Occupation prior to enlistment Butcher in family business at Mount Pleasant, SA.

Religion Church of England

Enlisted 15 October 1914 at Morphettville, SA.  The Unit embarked from Adelaide, SA, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 22 October 1914. To hospital sick Monash Valley 4 July 1915.

Joined Western Front Force 17 March 1916. First Field Squadron 30 July 1916.

Appointed Driver 6 August 1916.

Died of illness (malaria) 10 October 1918 Jericho, Palestine

Commemorated Jerusalem War Cemetery (Row O, Grave No. 28), Palestine

 

The Hicks family had the Butcher Shop at Mount Pleasant for many years.

Pictured on the Mount Pleasant Soldiers Memorial Hall Honor Board and listed at the Anglican Church and Presbyterian Church.

 

The Mount Barker Courier and Onkaparinga and Gumeracha Advertiser (SA : 1880 – 1954) Friday 20 August 1915 p 3 Article

Word has been received by the friends of Private Frank Hicks, of Mount Pleasant, that he is again in the firing line, after having had a spell of illness in the Malta Hospital.