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William Beattie Hawkins

William Beattie Hawkins

Male 1888 - 1918  (30 years)

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  • Name William Beattie Hawkins 
    Born 12 May 1888  Hawick, Roxburghshire Co., Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Military WW1  [1
    • Hawkins, William Private. He enlisted at Hespeler, December 8, 1915 with the 111th Battalion. He was born in Scotland and his next of kin is Mrs. Annie Hawkins, Hespeler, Ontario.

      Hawkins, William: Grace Schmidt Room Digital Collection. (2016). Vitacollections.ca. Retrieved 23 May 2016, from https://vitacollections.ca/kpl-gsr/2837195/data?n=1
    Hawkins, William Private.
    Hawkins, William Private.
    He enlisted at Hespeler, December 8, 1915 with the 111th Battalion. He was born in Scotland and his next of kin is Mrs. Annie Hawkins, Hespeler, Ontario.

    Hawkins, William: Grace Schmidt Room Digital Collection. (2016). Vitacollections.ca. Retrieved 23 May 2016, from https://vitacollections.ca/kpl-gsr/2837195/data?n=1
    Military WW1 
    Immigration 1912  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Hawkins,WilliamBeattie-BorderCrossingCard.jpg
    Hawkins,WilliamBeattie-BorderCrossingCard.jpg
    Occupation 1915  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    laborer 
    Misfortune 1918 
    killed in WW1 
    • Tattooed labourer William Hawkins left his wife Annie in Hespeler (now Cambridge) to enlist in 1915. Shot in the shoulder, the Scottish-born soldier recovered.

      Crossing 'no man's land' at Amiens, Hawkins and his comrades threw themselves into shell holes to dodge hidden German machine guns firing at them from nearby woods.

      A grenade fired from an enemy rifle exploded in the hole. Badly wounded, Hawkins lived long enough for his comrades to dress his wounds. Under heavy fire, they could not carry him from the battlefield. He perished in the shell hole, dead at 30.

      Outhit, J. (2018). At last, the end of the war was in sight. TheRecord.com. Retrieved 8 August 2018, from https://www.therecord.com/news-story/8805694-at-last-the-end-of-the-war-was-in-sight/
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-179573 
    Died 8 Aug 1918  , France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Crucifix Corner Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux, , Picardie, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I179573  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2019 

    Family Ann,   b. 24 Sep 1888, Harwich, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1971, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F258698  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 May 1888 - Hawick, Roxburghshire Co., Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1912 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - laborer - 1915 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Aug 1918 - , France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Crucifix Corner Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux, , Picardie, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 

  • Sources 
    1. [S157] Military - Canada - World War I - Attestation papers.
      William Hawkins Birth Date: 12 May 1888 Birth Location: Hawich, Scotland Residence: Hespeler Relative: Annie Hawkins Relationship: Wife Regiment Number: 730173