Family presses for war hero son’s name on Finch memorialBy Victoria Corbett
June 12, 2008
The family of an heroic Finchampstead Army officer killed in action in Afghanistan are calling for his name to be placed on the village’s war memorial.
The family of Captain David Hicks has written to Finchampstead Parish Council asking for his actions leading his colleagues in war-torn Afghanistan to be recognised.
The council is investigating what procedures it needs to go through to add Capt Hicks’ name to the memorial at the junction of The Ridges and Jubilee Road, but is “very supportive” of the move.
Capt Hicks was killed in August last year, aged 26, during a violent firefight with the Taleban in the Helmand Province.
Despite being fatally wounded during the battle, Capt Hicks refused pain-killing morphine and insisted he wanted to continue leading his battalion during the exchange.
Colleagues of Capt Hicks described him as an exemplary officer who was highly professional.
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