The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private H G  Hawkes


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Private Harry George HAWKES, G/20721, 10th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, (gun shot wounds, chest & spine, paraplegia), at King George Hospital, Stamford Street, SE1, at 4.20 am, 20th June  1918, age 19.

Born Wimbledon, Surrey, son of Harry & Emily E Hawkes, of 46, Gordon Avenue, Queenborough, Kent. 


1911 Census - 35 Pottery House, Johnsons Cottages, New Road, Queenborough, Kent - Harry Hawkes, head, age 34, married, potter, sanitary earthenware pottery, worker, born Bow, London; Hope Hawkes, wife, age 34, married 13 years, 5 children, all still alive, born Camberley, Surrey; Harry Hawkes, son, age 12, closet maker, sanitary earthenware pottery, worker, born Wimbledon, Surrey; Frederick Hawkes, son, age 10, born Bexhill, Sussex; Reginald  Hawkes, son, age 6, born Collingtree, Northampton; Lilian Hawkes, daughter, age 4, born Hardingstone, Northampton; Robert Hawkes, son, age 2, born Northampton.


Enlisted  Sheerness, Kent, age 17 years & 284 days, height 5ft 7 inches.  Resided 46, Gordon Avenue, Queenborough, Kent.  Formerly glass presser.

Home 11th November 1916 to 28th March 1918; BEF 29th March 1918 to 10th June 1918; Home 11th June 1918 to 20th June 1918.

11th November 1916, enlisted; 12th November 1916, to Army Reserve; 4th December 1917, mobilized; 7th December 1917, posted 4th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment, Service No.36607; 29th March 1918, posted BEF, embarked Folkestone, disembarked Boulogne; 30th March 1918, posted 1st Battalion,  East Surrey Regiment; 2nd April 1918, transferred to 10th Ba1ttalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 21st May 1918, 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, wounded, gun shot wound, chest; 28th May 1918, Boulogne, 2nd Australian General Hospital; 11th June 1918, transferred to UK; 11th June 1918, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment.

22nd October 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Harry Hawkes, 46, Gordon Avenue, Queenborough, Kent; Mother, Emily E Hawkes, 46, Gordon Avenue, Queenborough, Kent; Brothers - Frederick, age 19, 46, Gordon Avenue, Queenborough, Kent; Reginald, age 15, 46, Gordon Avenue, Queenborough, Kent; Robert, age 10, 46, Gordon Avenue, Queenborough, Kent; Sisters - Florence, age 8, 46, Gordon Avenue, Queenborough, Kent; Miariam?, age 2, 46, Gordon Avenue, Queenborough, Kent.

25th June 1918, buried at Brookwood Military Cemetery, XIII. D. 15A. United Kingdom.  Commemorated Queenborough War Memorial.


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