Thomas Ferrar RICKETTS (1876-1916)
Thomas Ferrar Ricketts (1874-1916) was a day pupil at Christ College, Brecon, from 1887-1890. His name is mentioned in a letter written by Mela Brown Constable to her fiancé, Cyril Sladden. Cyril would not have known him, but Jack Sladden would have been a contemporary.
Thomas Ricketts was born at Llandefalle, Brecon, the youngest of seven children of William Ricketts, a farmer, and his wife, Anne. He went into farming like his father, but enlisted early in the war at the age of 40 with the Army Service Corps.
Driver Ricketts (T1/SR/198) was with the Horse Transport section, attached 39th Field Ambulance. He died of enteric fever on 11th June 1916 and is buried at Basra War Cemetery.
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