Edward Henry Tricker


About Edward Henry

  • Name
    Edward Henry
  • Initials
    E H
  • Surname
  • Date of Birth
  • Birth town
  • Resided town
  • Commemorated
    Bancourt British Cemetery Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France, Ipswich War Memorial
  • Nationality
  • Place of death
  • Date of death
    26 March 1918
  • Married
  • Occupation

Service Information

  • Army

  • Service Number
  • Rank
  • Regiment
    Suffolk Regiment


E Tricker signed the visitors’ book at Peterborough East Station on 30 June 1917.  All he wrote was his name.  However, it is an uncommon name, so through a process of elimination we believe that he was possibly Edward Henry Tricker who was born in Ipswich in 1889.

If so, Edward was one of eight children born to parents Edward, an iron fitter, and Emma (nee Sheldrake).  In 1891, Edward was two years old and living at Cyprus Cottage, Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich with his parents and sisters Edith (3) and Elsie (6 months).  By 1901, the family had moved to 38 Tovells Road, Ipswich and Edward had three further siblings Robert (9), Frederick John (4) and Mabel Adelaide (2).  In 1911, Edward (22) was a butcher and living at 12 Great Gipping Street, Ipswich with his parents and siblings Robert, Frederick and Mabel.

Private Edward Tricker’s service record has not survived, but his medal record reveals he served with the Suffolk Regiment before joining the 17th Battalion Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) and was awarded the British War and Allied Victory medals.

Sadly, Edward was killed in action on 26 March 1918 in France.  He is buried and commemorated in the Bancourt British Cemetery, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France and is commemorated on the Ipswich War Memorial.

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