Born: 1887, Ipswich.

Died: 13th June 1917; age 29; Died of Wounds – 17 Casualty Clearing Station.

Residence: 10, Sterling Street, Ipswich.

Employment: Messrs. W. & A.J. Turner’s, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 146014

Regiment: Royal Garrison, 297th Siege Battery.

Formerly 2039, R.G.A. (T.F. Essex & Suffolk).


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mrs Dawkins, of 10, Sterling Street, Ipswich.






1891   3, Handford Road, Ipswich.


Frank was 3 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William Dawkins, 42, a Boot Fitter, born Northampton, Northamptonshire.

Lily Eliza Dawkins (nee Hand), 39, born Northampton, Northamptonshire.

Lily Caroline M. Dawkins, 21, born London.

Rebecca Dawkins, 20, born London.

William Thomas Dawkins, 17, a Boot Fitter, born Colchester, Essex.

Frederick Charles Dawkins, 14, an Errand Boy, born Ipswich.

George Alfred Dawkins, 8, born Ipswich.

Arthur Henry Dawkins, 5, born Ipswich.

Annie Dawkins, 1, born Ipswich.

1 Lodger


1901   10, Sterling Street, Ipswich.


Frank was 13 years old and living his parents & siblings.

William, 52, a Boot Machinist.

Lily, 49.

Frederick, 24, a Printer’s Machinist.

George, 18, a Plasterer.

Arthur, 15, a Boot Worker Clicker.

Annie, 11.


1911   10, Sterling Street, Ipswich.


Frank was 23 years old, a Legging Clicker at a Leather Merchants. He was living with his widowed father & siblings.

William, 62, a Boot Closer at a Leather Merchants.

Arthur, 25, a Railway Labourer.

Annie, 21, a Factory Hand.


Frank’s mother, Lily died 1908, Ipswich, and father William died 1914, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Annie Noble – sister.


Frank is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Matthews Church, Ipswich.




Royal Garrison Artillery, 297th Siege Battery:


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