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Place of Birth: Leeds, Yorkshire
Service No: 41483
Regiment / Corps / Service: Northumberland Fusiliers
Battalion / Unit: 26th (Service) Battalion. (3rd Tyneside Irish)
Division: 34th Division
Date of Death: 1917-11-08
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. D. 7.
CWGC Cemetery: ST. MARTIN CALVAIRE BRITISH CEMETERY, ST. MARTIN-SUR-COJEUL
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE
Percy Hawkswell was the son of William Henry and Ann Elizabeth Hawkswell, née Blades. William was born at Skipton and Ann at Melmerby (Coverdale), Yorkshire. Percy was baptized at Roseville Road Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Leeds, 31 May 1896. The family were living at 100, Elmwood Street at the time. Percy was the cousin of Gunner Arthur Hawkswell (174014) (q.v.).
1901 Leeds, Yorkshire Census: 79, Albert Grove - Percy Hawkswell, aged 4 years, born Leeds, son of William H. and Ann E. Hawkswell.
1911 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 24, Water Street - Percy Hawkswell, aged 14 years, born Leeds, Yorkshire, son of William Henry and Annie Elizabeth Hawkswell.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Percy Hawkswell, 19668, West Riding Regiment & 41483, Northumberland Fusiliers.
The image of the Northumberland Fusiliers cap badge also shows the collar badge of the Tyneside Irish battalions.
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:
HAWKSWELL, P., N.F., son of Mrs. Hawkswell, 24, Water Street, Skipton, killed in action Nov. 8, 1917.
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Private Percy HAWKSWELL
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Northumberland Fusiliers
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 34th Division
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