Frederick J Picknell
Regiment: ‘A’ Battery, 88th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery
Parents: Mr & Mrs Edward Picknell
Wife: Mrs Mercy Picknell (nee Nye)
Address: Milward Road, Hastings
Other Info: An article published in the Hastings & St Leonards Observer on 18th May 1918 reads; “Corporal Picknell, R. F. A., who, as reported in our issue of last Saturday, was killed in action on April 10th. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Picknell, formerly of Queen’s Road, Hastings and now of Milward Road. He leaves a widow and two children.”
The previous week’s Observer article reads: “Many Hastings friends will hear with regret that Corporal Picknell, R. F. A., was killed in action on April 10th. He was a member of a good old Hastings family, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Picknell, formerly of Queen’s Road, and now of Milward Road. Some ten years ago he married Mercy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nye, of Bohemia Road, her parents are now residing at Pelham Street. The widow and two children mourn their loss.
Corporal Picknell, who was 34 years of age, had been serving two years this month. He was well know in local Conservative and Tariff Reform circles, and worked for 18 years for Mrs. Hendon, Stonefield Place, and her successor, Mr Kelly.”
According to CWGC, Frederick is remembered at Ploegsteert Memorial, on Panel 1.
Published: May 1918
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