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posted on 2024-01-18, 17:34 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

Reginald is the great uncle of Roger. He was registered as John C Reginald Hawkins at birth but also had a second birth registered with the name Reginald Hawkins.

He was born 20th September 1894 in Wiltshire.

The family believe he was in the Mounted Regiment at Devizes and served in the first wave. He fought at Mons where he was wounded. He was then sent to India for Garrison duties (the family believe he was court marshalled) where he was bought out of the army in 1915. He had a tattoo of a crucifix on his back.

He was awarded 3 medals: 1914 Star with bar 5th Aug - 22nd Nov 1914 1914- 1918 Medal The Great War for Civilisation 1914 - 1918

The family also believe he had a long service tape. He moved to Gloucestershire and in 1939 he was a Bus Driver. Reginald died in Bournemouth Dorset 14th February 1981 aged 86 years.

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Name of contributor(s)

Roger Every

Subject of the story/individual the object(s) relate to

Reginald Hawkins

Date(s) the event(s) in the story took place

1914-1915

Location(s) where the event(s) in the story took place

Mons

Object(s)

2 images front and back of 3 medals: 1914 Star with bar 5th Aug - 22nd Nov 1914 1914 - 1918 Medal The Great War for Civilisation 1914 - 1918 Photograph of Reginald Hawkin in uniform

Community Collection Day

Williton Pavilion, West Somerset (06/04/19)

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