Brian Moseley, Plymouth
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Stanton Thomas Stanley Wicks, the son of Mr George Thomas Wicks and Mrs Ruth Wicks, was born on August 23rd 1883 and baptised at Kenwyn Parish Church, Truro, in Cornwall, on September 19th 1883.  His father was a bookbinder at 88 Pydar Street in Truro and Stanton followed that trade at first.

Early in the 19th century he joined the Royal Marine Light Infantry and served for 21 years, retiring as band sergeant.

In 1910 he married Miss Mabel Evelyn Willcocks at Truro.

After leaving the Royal Marine Band he became musical director of the band at the Bedford Street restaurant of Messrs C A and W Goodbody Limited.  After over 20 years he gave up that position to organise musical events at the Bandstand on Plymouth Hoe, at the Boots' Cafe and for various other organisations.

For the last three years of his life he was director of music at the Lockyer Hotel, Lockyer Street, Plymouth, and he and his wife lived at 46 Farringdon Road, Mount Gould, Plymouth.

Mr Stanton Thomas Stanley Wicks passed away at the Prince of Wales's Hospital, Greenbank, Plymouth, on Friday January 12th 1945, after suffering a stroke the previous day.  He was buried at Efford Cemetery on January 16th 1945, where he was joined by his widow on November 1st 1979.  His two sons were both serving in the forces.