Wicks, Walter Henry (1879-1972)


Walter was born on 2 Jun 1879 at Malmesbury, Wiltshire, to parents Charles John Wicks, a plasterer and tiler (1871), and Martha Badminton.

Before entering the ministry Walter was a schoolmaster (1901).

He married Ella Caroline Wood (1879-1974) in 1905 in the East Grinstead Registration District, Sussex. Census returns identify two children.

  • Miriam (1908-2001) – married Robert S Crossfield, a company director & office manager (1939), in 1929
  • John H (b1914) – a tea taster (1939)

Walter died on 19 February 1972 at Silverdale, Carnforth, Lancashire.


  • Hartley
  • 1903 Yarmouth
  • 1905 ceased
  • 1904 Whitchurch, Hampshire – Congregational minister
  • 1910 Formby, Lancashire
  • 1919-1923 Union Street, Oldham, Lancashire
  • 1930-1944 British Forces Broadcasting Service


W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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