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Alfred James Tickner was born in Ockley in 1885, one of the eleven children of Alfred and Harriet Tickner. On leaving school, Alfred became a gardener and by 1909 was working at Ockley Court and living at nearby Heathfield Cottages. He played for Ockley cricket and football clubs, sang in the village choir and was engaged to be married
Alfred tried to join up at the outbreak of war in 1914 but failed his medical. In May 1915, he successfully enlisted into the Royal Fusiliers at Horsham. Alfred was killed in the final part of the Battle of the Somme when Beaumont-Hamel was finally captured.
Born Ockley, Dorking
Lived Ockley, Dorking
Son of Alfred and Harriet Tickner of Stone Street, Ockley
Regiment C. Company. 22nd Battalion. Royal Fusiliers
Date of Death 13th November 1916
Place of Death Beaumont-Hamel. Somme, France
Cause of Death Killed in Action
Cemetery Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, VII.A.29
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