William Hickson

Rank: 
Private
Regimental number: 
772709
Unit at enlistment: 
125th Battalion
Force: 
C.E.F.
Volunteered or conscripted: 
Volunteered
Survived the war: 
Yes
Wounded: 
Yes
Birth country: 
England
Birth county: 
Staffordshire
Birth city: 
Wolverhampton
Address at enlistment: 
63 Park Avenue, Brantford, Ontario
Next of kin address: 
63 Park Avenue, Brantford, Ontario
Trade or calling: 
Polisher
Employer: 
Verity Plow Co.
Religious denominations: 
Methodist
Marital status: 
Single
Age at enlistment: 
24

Letters and documents

BX August 28, 1917

Wounded and Gassed

Mrs. Hickson, 63 Park Avenue, has been officially notified that her son, Private William Hickson had been wounded and gassed on Aug. 16. Prior to enlisting Pte. Hickson was an employee of the Massy-Harris Company here and he went overseas with the first overseas battalion of the Dufferin Rifles.

BX August 29, 1917

The casualty lists include the following as wounded and gassed. Pte. Edward Christie of Brantford and Corporal Elmer James Clinch of Ohsweken wounded, Privates William Hickson, 63 Park Avenue, Brantford; Louis Ernest Edwards, 157 Sheridan Street, Brantford; Harry Ewing Duke and Thomas Warren Ireland, Brantford, Privates, Simon Wilson and Arthur Ebenezer Noah of Ohsweken.