Ipswich War Memorial and Cenotaph


Born: 1883, Ipswich.

Died: 6th July 1918; age: 35; at the Field Hospital, Chemues.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 35278

Regiment: Gloucestershire Regiment, 13th Battalion, Forest of Dean (Pioneers).

Formerly 184607, Royal Engineers.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension,







1891   3, Handford Road, Ipswich.


George was 8 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.

Arthur Henry Dawkins, 5, born Ipswich.

Frank Dawkins, 3, born Ipswich.

Annie Dawkins, 1, born Ipswich.

1 Lodger


1901   10, Sterling Street, Ipswich.


George was 18 years old, a Plasterer. He was living his parents & siblings.

William, 52, a Boot Machinist.

Lily, 49.

Frederick, 24, a Printer’s Machinist.

Arthur, 15, a Boot Worker Clicker.

Frank, 13, a Leather Legging Cutter.

Annie, 11.


1911   186, Bramford Lane, Ipswich.


George was 28 years old, a Plasterer. He was married and Head of the Household.

Louisa, 25.

Dorothy, 4.

Winifred, 2.

and nephew – Daniel Summers, 18, a Carpenter at a Foundry, born Ipswich.


George’s mother, Lily died in 1908, Ipswich, his father William died in 1914, Ipswich.


In 1906, Ipswich, George married Louisa Fisher, born 1886, Ipswich.

They had 5 children:

Dorothy Margaret Dawkins, born July 1906, Ipswich.

Winifred Lily Dawkins, born September 1908, Ipswich.

Leonard George Dawkins, born March 1913, Ipswich.

Leila Louise Dawkins, born July 1914, Ipswich.

Audrey Dawkins, born 1917, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Louisa Dawkins – widow.


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


Gloucestershire Regiment, 13th Battalion, Forest of Dean (Pioneers)




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