1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Bernard Arthur Bickers

Contributed by: Geoff Bickers, on 2008-11-12

Bernard Arthur Bickers
First Name Bernard Arthur
Surname Bickers
Year of Birth 1878
Year of Death 1917
Regiment Royal Field Artillery
Place of Wartime Residence Chelsea, Greater London

Bernard Arthur's Story

He is refered to as Arthur Bernard on all military records including his gravestone. However his birth certificate states Bernard Arthur!

Extract from War Graves Commssion Website:

“Driver Arthur Bernard Bickers 185406 "B" Bty. 71st Bde., Royal Field Artillery died aged 40 on Friday, 20th April 1917 at the battle of Arras,France. Buried at Tilloy British Cemetery, Tilloy-Les-Mofflaines, Pas des Calais, France. Grave Ref: IV.A.18.”

My wife and I and visited the grave on 22 May 1999 and probably the first relatives to visit the grave.

Sadly I never knew my Grandfather & my Father was only 4 when he was killed.

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