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Forename(s): John Willis
Place of Birth: Middleham, Yorkshire
Service No: 12992
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 9th (Service) Battalion
Division: 17th (Northern) Division
Date of Death: 1916-04-25
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: IX. G. 38.
CWGC Cemetery: CITE BONJEAN MILITARY CEMETERY, ARMENTIERES
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE
John Willis Hawkin was the son of Eli and Jane Hawkin, née Beckwith. Eli was born at Lofthouse and Jane at Arkleside, Coverdale, Yorkshire. John was the cousin of Private George Beckwith (22371) (q.v.).
1891 Earby, Yorkshire Census: Old White House - John W. Hawkin, aged 8 years, born Middleham, Yorkshire, son of Eli and Jane Hawkin.
1901 Stirton with Thorlby, Yorkshire Census: Crookrise, Non Go By [Farm] - John W. Hawkin, aged 18 years, born Skipton, Yorkshire. [John was employed by John Carr. Grazing Farmer.]
1911 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 2, West Bradley Street - John Hawkin, aged 29 years, born in the Parish of Coverdale, Yorkshire, son of Eli and Jane Hawkin. [Private George Beckwith, mentioned above, the nephew of Eli and Jane, was also living with them.]
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte John W. Hawkin, 12992, W. Rid. R. Theatre of War first served in (1) France. Date of entry therein: 15.7.15. D. of W. 25.4.16.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte John Willis Hawkin, 12992, 9 W. Rid. R. D. of W. 25.4.16.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte John Willis Hawkin, 12992, 9th Bn West Riding Regt. Date and Place of Death: 25.4.16. Field. France or Belgium (Wounds). To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Sister Sole Legatee - Annas. £17 16s. 0d.
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
HAWKINS, J. W., West Riding Regiment, aged 34, killed in action, France, April 25, 1916.
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Private John Willis HAWKIN
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 17th (Northern) Division
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