Private Bertie Hawkes

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

17 Oct 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation

Hat firm worker


Miss Marshall, Old Bedford Road

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

21 North Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Wimereux Communal Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 1st November 1917
Pte Bertie Hawkes

Pte Bertie Hawkes, 88018, 3rd Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps, died in the No. 14 General Hospital, Wimereux, France, on October 17th, 1917, suffering from the effects of gas poisoning. He was aged 20 and single.

His mother Rosa was living alone at 21 North Street, Luton, after her old soldier husband Alfred and her seven sons - Bertie plus Edward, Arthur, Cyril, Jesse, John and Norman - were serving in the Army either at home or abroad.

Bertie had joined the Eastern Mounted Brigade Field Ambulance in Luton in September 1914, having previously been employed in the hat manufacturing business of Miss Marshall, Old Bedford Road. He had been in France for 15 months.

Individual Location

Pte Bertie Hawkes

Author: Deejaya

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