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Name: Norman Dicks

Burial Number: 1238

Gender: Male

Occupation: Bank Clerk

Born: 00/8/1896

Died: 19/04/1926

Buried: 23/04/1926

Story

Norman was born in Lindfield, the son of William and Jane. He was baptised at Heene on 23rd August 1896. His grandmother Mary Ann Bone lived in Thorn Road and Jane was her daughter. William was a school master. In 1901, the family were living in Northfleet, Kent where William was teaching at a local school.  By 1911, William had moved the family to Worthing, where he took up a teaching position at Sussex Road School. Norman worked as a provision store clerk in the town. In September 1911, Norman had an accident on his bicycle in Chapel Road. (see newspaper report). His fractured thigh left him with one leg shorter than the other. By 1916, Norman was working as a bank clerk. His father died on 23rd January and was buried at Heene.  On 23rd February 1916, Norman enlisted in the Army Reserve. Due to his disability, on 21st November he was transferred to the Army Service Corps where he was employed as a dispatcher and clerk. After the war, Norman returned to his old job as a bank clerk. He died on 19th April 1926 of pulmonary tuberculosis. Probate was granted on 4th May to Jane Dicks. Effects £331 19s 4d (approx £13600 in 2021).

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 5 Plot: 37

Exact Location (what3words): gained.summer.blur

Ashes or Urn: Unknown

Headstone

Description:

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Inscription:

In loving memory of dear Norman elder son of Jan and the late William Dicks who passed away 19th April 1926 aged 29 "Resting"

Further Information

Birth

Name: Norman Wallace Charles Dicks

Gender: Male

Born: 00/8/1896

Town: Lindfield

County: Sussex

Country: England

Marriage

Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 19/04/1926

Cause of death: Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Address line 1: 18

Address line 2: Thorn Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England

Obituary

No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £331 19 s 4 d

Current value of effects: £13600.00

Census Information

1901

30 Dover Road, Northfleet.

William aged 33, assistant schoolmaster. Jane aged 33. Norman aged 4. Leslie aged 3.

1911

23 Thorn Road, Worthing.

Mary Ann Bone aged 67, housekeeper. Alice Emily aged 30, dressmaker. Jane Dicks aged 43, daughter, assistant school teacher. William Dicks aged 43, son-in-law, assistant school teacher. Norman aged 14, provision store clerk. Leslie aged 13. Marjorie Maude aged 9.

1921

Living at 4 Dover Street, Coventry, Warwickshire

Margaret Mary Wells, Head, 44yrs 4mths; Widowed; Born – Coventry, Warwickshire; Boarding House Keeper

Joseph Larke, Boarder, 40yrs 6mths; Single; Born – Aylsham, Norfolk; Despatch Clerk for Tuck & Blakemore Ltd, Tool Merchants in Hales Street, Coventry

Russell Bannister Ewens, Boarder, 29yrs 4mths; Single; Born – Yeovil, Somerset; Experimental Engineer for Rutdge Whitworth Ltd. at Crow Lane, Coventry

Norman Charles Dicks, Boarder, 25yrs; Single; Born – Lindfield, Sussex; Bank Clerk for National Provicial & Union Bank of England Ltd in Coventry

Miscellaneous Information

Worthing Gazette

20th September 1911

“An Accident to a Cyclist”

Run over by a mineral water van

A sad accident occurred to a lad named Norman Dicks at the corner of Chapel Road and Chatsworth Road on Saturday afternoon, and as a result he had to be taken to hospital, where it was found that he had sustained a fracture of the thigh and a flesh wound on the calf of the right leg.

PC Streek who was charged with the official enquiries into the occurrence reported that about half past two in the afternoon, the lad was riding a bicycle along Chapel Road and that he turned into Chatsworth Road to avoid a collision with a fishmonger named John Compton of 5 George Street. The man became confused and stepped back with the result that he and the cyclist collided. Dicks then fell of his bicycle and he was unfortunately run over by a mineral water van owned by Messrs R Fry and Company Ltd, which was driven by Percy Jones of Southdown Terrace, Lyndhurst Road.

Sergeant Payne who chanced to be in the vicinity conveyed the injured lad to the Hospital on the ambulance, and after examination the youth was detained.

The patient is the son of Mr W Dicks, one of the masters at Sussex Road School.