Private Henry Edgar Hawkins

From the Mitcham News & Mercury, 24th November, 1944, page 1.

Two Weeks in Action

Two weeks after leaving this country for service in Europe, Pte. Henry Edgar Hawkins has been killed in action in Holland at the age of eighteen. He was the fourth son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Hawkins, Collingwood-road, Church-road, Mitcham, who have three other sons serving and two younger ones still at home. Pte. Augustus Hawkins is serving in Holland, Leslie is in India, and Jimmy is with the Navy.

Pte. Hawkins was born in Mitcham and was an old boy of Western-road School, and was once a cadet with the East Surreys. He was a keen footballer and last played with his old team while on embarkation leave. He joined the Army in April.

From the Commonwealth War Grave Commission

Private
HAWKINS, HENRY EDGAR

Service Number 14736191

Died 25/10/1944

Aged 18

1/5th Bn.
Welch Regiment

Son of Charles Victor and Elizabeth Mary Hawkins, of Mitcham, Surrey.

INSCRIPTION

IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR DEAR EDGAR: EVER IN THE THOUGHTS OF ALL WHO LOVED HIM

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