Robert Ian Alexander Hickes
On 30th August 1918, 2nd Lt Robert Ian Alexander Hickes from Market Weighton was the pilot of a British bomber plane shot down over the tiny hamlet of Latour-en-Woëvre in occupied France. The observer/navigator was 2nd Lt Thomas Alfred Jones from Rainhill. The two men were just 19. They were buried in the small village cemetery rather than in a military cemetery.
Lt Hickes is commemorated on the WW1 war memorial plaque in the church of his village home, Market Weighton and his family had a beautiful stained glass window installed in his memory.