Terrence G. Hicks, Spr.
Personal information
Age 24
Nationality British
Date / place of birth Unknown
Military information
Army Number 2090980
Rank Spr.
Function Sapper
Platoon / Troop / Flight B Troop
Company / Squadron 1st Parachute Squadron
Unit / Group Unknown
Division / Transport / Command 1st Airborne Division
Regiment Corps of Royal Engineers
Death information
Died when 19-9-1944
Died where Arnhem
Spot Markstraat
Map reference Unknown
Burial Location No known grave
Grave number Unknown
Miscellaneous information
Personal notes

Sapper Hicks was killed by a tank in the Markstraat area at Arnhem. The following account is from Corporal Stan Halliwell 1st Parachute Squadron Royal Engineers: About thirty yards in front of us was a German tank with another close by. I thought it was empty, so my mate Hicks and I ran towards it. As I got within 15 yards I saw one of its small guns traverse. I ducked down and Hicks, who was right behind me, was killed. I don\\'t know why, but I thought the safest place to hide was underneath the German tank. As I lay under it, panting, I could hear the radio, in German, talking to the other tank. Then he opened up with his main armament and nearly blew my eardrums. As if that wasn\\'t bad enough he began to start the tank. Then one of our lads hit it with a PIAT. I thought,\\'Christ, I\\'ve had enough of this!\\' I crawled out and put my hands up, and was taken prisoner.

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Terrence G. Hicks, Spr.
Personal information
Age 24
Nationality British
Date / place of birth Unknown
Military information
Army Number 2090980
Rank Spr.
Function Sapper
Platoon / Troop / Flight B Troop
Company / Squadron 1st Parachute Squadron
Unit / Group Unknown
Division / Transport / Command 1st Airborne Division
Regiment Corps of Royal Engineers
Death information
Died when 19-9-1944
Died where Arnhem
Spot Markstraat
Map reference Unknown
Burial Location No known grave
Grave number Unknown
Miscellaneous information
Personal notes

Sapper Hicks was killed by a tank in the Markstraat area at Arnhem. The following account is from Corporal Stan Halliwell 1st Parachute Squadron Royal Engineers: About thirty yards in front of us was a German tank with another close by. I thought it was empty, so my mate Hicks and I ran towards it. As I got within 15 yards I saw one of its small guns traverse. I ducked down and Hicks, who was right behind me, was killed. I don\\'t know why, but I thought the safest place to hide was underneath the German tank. As I lay under it, panting, I could hear the radio, in German, talking to the other tank. Then he opened up with his main armament and nearly blew my eardrums. As if that wasn\\'t bad enough he began to start the tank. Then one of our lads hit it with a PIAT. I thought,\\'Christ, I\\'ve had enough of this!\\' I crawled out and put my hands up, and was taken prisoner.

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