Hawkins, Walter Elmslie


War Service:
Lieutenant WALTER ELMSLIE HAWKINS of 8th battalion Gloucestershire Regiment died on 8 June 1917 of wounds incurred during the fighting for Wytschaete Ridge. He originally enlisted in the Royal Army Medical Corps and was promoted to lance corporal before being commissioned into the Gloucestershire Regiment on 17 June 1915.

He is buried in Lissenthoek Military Cemetery.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the war memorial at St Dunstan’s College in Catford, in London University OTC’s Roll of the Fallen and in the pages of the History of the Old Dunstonians Rugby Football Club.

He was 26, the son of the Rev. Walter and Ann Elizabeth Hawkins of 40, Lee Terrace, Blackheath. He was educated at Latymer Upper School in Hammersmith and attended St Dunstan’s College from 1906-1908. Having taken a B.Sc. at London University he was a theological student at the Wesleyan College in Kingston.

St Dunstan's College Roll of Honour 1914-1919 : D W Collett, BA (1988)

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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