A. H. Vickers
Private, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion
Born in Stockwell; enlisted in London; lived in Stockwell
Killed in action on 28 January 1917, aged 20
CWGC: “Son of Thomas and Sarah Vickers, of Stockwell, London.”
Remembered at Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France
Information from the censuses
Albert Henry Vickers, 15 in 1911, was one of 10 surviving children (of 11) of Thomas George Vickers, 52, a stoker for Lambeth Workhouse, from Poplar, east London, and Sarah Vickers, 51, from Stockwell. Thomas and Sarah lived at 26 Moat Place, a four-roomed tenement, with three of their children: George Vickers, 25, a milk porter, William Vickers, 13, and Georgina Vickers, 11. The Vickers family had lived at that address since at least 1901. Meanwhile, Albert was an apprentice bootmaker living with the Goward family at 39 Elm Road, New Malden.