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Lewis Hickman

Birthplace: Redlynch, Wiltshire, UK
Death: Died
Cause of death: Titanic victim
Immediate Family:

Son of Herbert James Hickman and Emily Augusta Champ
Husband of Marie Hickman
Brother of William Francis Hickman; Leonard Mark Hickman; Frederick Percy Hickman; Edith Hickman; Albert James Hickman and 6 others

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About Lewis Hickman

Mr Lewis Hickman was born in Fritham, Hampshire, England in 1879, and worked in a munitions factory at Fritham.

After his marriage he decided to seek his fortune in Canada. His younger brother Leonard had emigrated to Neepawa, Manitoba, in 1908, and had done well for himself working at nearby Eden as a farmhand for a wealthy mixed-grain farmer, Harold Honeyman.

Leonard went home to Fritham for Christmas in 1911 and persuaded the entire Hickman family of eleven to emigrate to Canada. Because of the coal strike, alternative passage was found for only three of the bothers - Leonard, Lewis and Stanley. They travelled with four companions from Fritham, Percy Deacon, Ambrose Hood, Charlie Davies and William Dibden on a single ticket (ticket number S.O.C. 14879, £73 10s).

No doubt they were were delighted to learn that because of the inconvenience they all had been upgraded from Third Class on another ship to Second Class on Titanic.

As the Titanic was sinking, Lewis grabbed his brother Leonard's coat before he went up on deck. Lewis' body was the 256th recovered from the Atlantic, but it was identified as that of Leonard because Leonard's membership card in the Foresters Lodge was found in a pocket. [...] There are also memorials to the Hickman brothers in Fritham, Free Church, New Forest Hampshire, and on a stone at St. Peter's Church, Bramshaw, New Forest, Hampshire.

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Lewis Hickman's Timeline

September 1879
Redlynch, Wiltshire, UK
April 15, 1912
Age 32