Date of Death: 09/04/1917 — Age Actual: 33 — Cemetery: Houdain Lane Cemetery. Tlilloy-les-Mouflaines, Pas — Rank: Private — Service Type: Army — Battalion, sub-unit or ship: 12th Battalion — Regiment/Unit: Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) — Service Number: 10503 — Service Record: Son of Mrs. Emily S H Hicks, of "Bewley," 85, Gresham Road, Staines. Census 1911: Born abt 1884 in Christchurch, Hampshire, a clerk. SDGW: Enlisted Hounslow, 9 Bn, Royal Fusiliers[sic] KiA. Soldier's Medal Card: states he arrived in France 1 Sept 1915, and that he was awarded the Victory Medal 1914-18, the British War Medal 1914-18, and the 1914-15 Star. It also confirms his battalion as the 12 Bn. Middlesex Chronicle: 'George Cecil Hicks, aged 33, of the Royal Fusiliers from Budebury Road killed in action in France on April 9th, Pte George Cecil Hicks 12th Bn, Royal Fusiliers'.