Nickson, William Ernest

William Ernest Nickson was the son of William and Annie Nickson, Cross Keys Inn, Lane End. From the 1911 census we see William and Annie had 10 children born, 9 then alive. The family in 1911 were: William Lewis Nickson 45 publican and farmer b Buckley; Annie 39, Robert Lewis 16, Nellie 15, William Ernest 13 born Buckley, Ruby Maud 11, Hector Redvers 10, Pattie 8, Thomas Sandford 5, George Walley 3, John Richard 2, and Robert Ernest brother to head 44.

William enlisted in Bettersfield (Bettisfield?) Salop and died of his wounds in France on the 4th October 1918 when he was 20.

William Ernest’s death was posted in the Liverpool Daily Post, October 25th 1918

Gunner W.E. Nickson, R.F.A., Cross Keys Hotel, Buckley, who was recently reported wounded, is now officially posted as having died of wounds on October 4. He was 21 years of age.

William Ernest is remembered on the family grave at St. Matthew’s.

Sacred to the memory of

Mary Nickson

Who died January 12th 1909

Aged 15

John R Nickson

Who died August 5th 1911

Aged 2 ½ years

W E Nickson R F A

Killed in action in France

October 4th 1918

Aged 21 years

Annie Nickson

Mother of the above

Who died July 5th 1932

Aged 58 years

Also her husband

William Lewis

Who died January 31st 1949

Aged 83 years

Their daughter Nellie

Who died August 24th 1963

Aged 67 years

James Hewitt

Husband of the above

Who died September 2nd 1966

Aged 69 years

Learn more about the other soldiers on the Buckley Memorial

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