The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private J W Hawkins


Photograph by "Len"

Private Joseph William HAWKINS, G/4209, 7th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 23rd August 1918, age 37.

Born Hampstead, London, NW, son of James Hawkins, of Hampstead, London.

1911 Census - 4F Churchmead Road, Willesden Green, London NW - Joseph W Hawkins, head, age 31, married, carman, worker, born Hampstead, Middlesex; Norah Hawkins, wife, age 27, married 7 years, 5 children, all still alive, born Standford, Berkshire; Bertie Hawkins, son, age 6, born Edenbridge, Kent; Harry W Hawkins, son, age 4, born Willesden Green, Middlesex; Gertrude K Hawkins, daughter, age 4, born Willesden Green, Middlesex; Louise Hawkins, daughter, age under month, born Willesden Green, Middlesex; Nellie Hawkins, daughter, age under month, born Willesden Green, Middlesex; Ellen Ward, lodger, age 30, laundry work.

3rd February 1915, Parish Church, Willesden, married Norah Lawrence, spinster, of 3, White Hart Cottages, Willesden, London.

Children - Bertie William Porter, born 16th February 1905; Henry William Hawkins, born 3rd April 1907; Norah Gertrude Hawkins, born  3rd April 1907; Nellie Eliza? Hawkins, born 14th March 1911; Louisa May Hawkins, born 14th March 1911.

Enlisted Willesden, NW. age 35 years & 10 months, height 5ft 5 inches, fair complexion, grey eyes, light hair.  Resided Willesden, NW. Formerly carman.

Home 27th October 1914 to 29th August 1915; BEF 30th August 1915 to 27th December 1917; Home 28th December 1917 to 5th August 1918; BEF 6th August 1918 to 23rd August 1918.

27th October 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 14th November 1914, posted 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 30th August 1915, posted BEF & embarked; 28th December 1917 posted Depot; 28th December 1917 to 23rd January 1918, Countess of Lydd? Hospital, 87 Charles Street, London, contusion of left knee, football accident; 16th February 1918 to 25th February 1918, Queen Alexandra Hospital, furlough; 5th March 1918, posted ??; 4th March 1918 to 28th May 1918, Hospital, synovitis left knee; 16th July 1918, posted 4th Reserve Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 1st August 1918, overstaying his draft leave from midnight until 9.30am 2nd August 1918, admonished, forfeits 1 days pay; 6th August 1918, embarked / disembarked / Infantry Base Depot / posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 12th August 1918, joined Battalion, In the Field.

30th March 1919, date when Separation Allowance of 27/6 a week will cease.

Pension paid to widow & five children.

28th July 1919, Statement of Relatives -


Buried at Becourt Military Cemetery, II. C. 15., Becordel-Becourt, France.

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