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Leonard Mark Hickman

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 contained the body not of Leonard Hickman but his brother Lewis.


References and Sources

The Neepawa Press, May 3, 1912, May 7, 1912, May 13, 1912 Sept 2, 1987.
The Winnipeg Sun, 12 April 1998

Newspaper Articles

Portsmouth Evening News (26 April 1912) Items of interest
Salisbury and Winchester Journal (11 January 1913) Memorial at Fritham Free Church
In memory of the Hickman brothers and Percy Deacon


Alan Hustak (1999) Titanic: The Canadian Story, Véhicule Press. ISBN 1 55065 113 7
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Titanic Passenger Summary

Name: Mr Leonard Mark Hickman
Age: 24 years 6 months and 27 days (Male)
Nationality: English
Marital Status: Single
Last Residence: in Fritham, Hampshire, England
Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 14879, £73 10s
Destination: Eden, Manitoba, Canada
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912)
Body Not Identified

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