Marilyn (Hicks) Becker, grand-daughter of Charles Hamilton HICKS, is searching for a photograph of him with his unit, or with any of his friends in the unit. She is trying to complete her family history, which her dad started a number of years ago. Sadly, her father passed away before he could find a picture of her grandfather to include in the collection.
Pte. Charles Hamilton HICKS, Service Number 161060, served in the 82nd and later the 31st Battalion, Canadian Infantry, Alberta Regiment.
He was from High River, Alberta, and was the son of John A and Emma Hicks. He was the first young man to enlist from his high school, and his grand-daughter has an article that talks about the students from his school gathering to wish him well and to give him a send off. She also has a letter he wrote from overseas where he is telling his father about the farming practices in Europe, and that he expected to be home soon as the war was at a close. Sadly he died of a gunshot wound not long after his parents received his letter.
Pte. HICKS died on Sunday, Dec 24, 1916, at the very young age of 19. He died at the Bethnal Green Military Hospital and is buried in the City of London Cemetery, Essex, United Kingdom.
She has his service record but cannot locate a photo of her grandfather nor his unit.