Sapper William Ernest Tricker

Rank or Title

Date of Birth

Jul 1893

Date of Death

8 Mar 1917

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War time / or Pre War occupation



Davis Gas Stove Company

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

112 Dallow Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death

United Kingdom

Grave Location

Plot E.56
Crawley Green Road
United Kingdom

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier

William Ernest Tricker was born in July 1893 in Luton.

At 8 years old in 1901 he has been adopted by Rosa Tricker & is living with her & her daughter Florence aged 6 at 26 Pondwicks Road. Rosa is working as a straw hat machinist from home.

In 1911 William is now living with his 15 year old brother Ernest an apprentice engineer & 78 year old widowed grandmother Louisa Tricker at 110 Dallow Road. The head of this family is Herbert John Kent. Herbert is 53 & a steward at the Conservative Club & had married William's aunt Matilda. They have 2 daughters, Edith 27 a forelady in the straw trade & Kenna 22 a dressmaker. They all live together in this 6 roomed house.

On 16th January 1914 William joined the 2nd East Anglian Field Company, Royal Engineers. He was a fitter at the Davis Gas Stove Company at the time & living at 112 Dallow Road with his Aunt.

The regiment provided home defence duties & training throughout the war, so William didn't go abroad, serving 2 years on the home front. On 7th May 1916 William was discharged from the army as no longer physically fit.

William died on 8th March 1917 & is buried in the cemetery on Crawley Green Road.

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Author: KarenC

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