Hawkins, J J
JOSEPH JAMES HAWKINS
Remembered with honour Achet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension: Plot I, Row D, Grave 21.
He enlisted in London; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 11 September 1914, and died of wounds received in action. Unfortunately, Joseph’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of Richard and Emily/Emma (nee SEABROOK) HAWKINS.
His parents married 24 January 1880 at Holy Trinity, Leverstock Green, Herts. Richard died 1931 in Watford aged 74, and was buried 1 January 1932 in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Emily died 1949 in Watford aged 93, and was buried 22 November, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Joseph was born 6 March 1881 in Leavesden, Herts, and baptised 17 April 1881 at St Paul’s, Langleybury, Herts.
On the 1881 Census, aged one month he lived in Leavesden, with his parents and no siblings. On the 1891 Census, a scholar aged 10, he lived in Leavesden Green, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1901 Census, a builder’s carter aged 20, he lived in Watford, with his parents and five siblings. On the 1911 Census, a stableman aged 31, he lived in Elstree, Herts.
Unit104th Battery, 22nd Brigade
Date of death29/04/1917
Age at death35
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)