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Mr Leonard Mark Hickman

Leonard Mark Hickman

Mr Leonard Mark Hickman, 24, from Fritham, Hampshire, England Leonard 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 number 14879 which cost £72 10s. They boarded the Titanic at Southampton as second class passengers.

Leonard Mark Hickman died in the sinking.

When body no. 256 was recovered by the Mackay Bennett, it was initsally identified as Leonard Hickman owing to the presence of a membership card for the Independent Order of Forresters.  

The Forresters arranged for the body to be taken to Neepawa for burial but on arrival it was discovered that the casket containe dthe body not of Leonard Hickman but his brother Lewis.

 

 

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Studio Portrait of Leonard Hickman
STUDIO PORTRAIT OF LEONARD HICKMAN
 

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Portsmouth Evening News (1912) 
 

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Credits

Cecil Pittman, Neepawa.
Alan Hustak, Canada
Gerry Leacock, Canada

References and Sources

Record of Bodies and Effects: Passengers and Crew, S.S. Titanic (Public Archives of Nova Scotia) (#256)
Alan Hustak (1999) Titanic: The Canadian Story. Vehicule Press, ISBN 1-55065-113-7
The Neepawa Press, May 3, 1912, May 7, 1912, May 13, 1912 Sept 2, 1987.
The Winnipeg Sun, 12 April 1998
Search archive British newspapers online

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2013) Leonard Mark Hickman (ref: #448, last updated: 11th February 2013, accessed 22nd January 2021 13:08:46 PM)
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