Born: 1879, Ipswich.

Died: 12th October 1917; age 38; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk; date: 9th December 1915.


Rank: Trooper; Service Number: 1509.

Regiment: Household Cavalry & Cavalry of the Line, Household Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Cement House Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of James & Eliza Hawks; husband of Ada Hawks, of 13, Spring Road, Ipswich.




1881   15, Wellington Street, Ipswich.


William was a year old and living with his parents & widowed maternal grandfather.

James Howard R. Hawks was 23 years old, a Groom Domestic Servant, born Ipswich.

Ann Eliza Hawks (nee Albon), 21, born Lawshall, Suffolk.

Edmund Albon, 60. a Farm Labourer, born Lawshall.


1891   63, St. George’s Street, Ipswich.


William was 11 years old and living with his parents, siblings & grandfather.

James, 32, a Groom – Livery Stables.

Eliza, 31.

Annie Laura Hawks, 7, born Ipswich.

Nellie Maria Hawks, 5, born Ipswich.

Harry Edmund Hawks, 3, born Ipswich.

Ernest Joseph Hawks, 1, born Ipsiwch.

Edmund Albon, 71, a Jobbing Gardener – own account.


1901   57, Victoria Street, Ipswich.


William was 21 years old, a Blacksmith. He was living with his parents & siblings.

James, 42, a Carman.

Eliza, 41.

Annie, 17, a Day Girl – Domestic.

Nellie, 15, an Upholsterer.

Harry, 13.

Ernest, 10.

Victor George Hawks, 5, born Ipswich – died 1909, Ipswich.

Ada May Hawks, 2, born Ipswich.

Ethel Maud Hawks, 1, born Ipswich.


1911   ‘Hermit Inn’, King Street, Ipswich.


William was 32 years old, a Beer House Keeper – employer.

Ada, 30.


On the 26th December 1904, Ipswich, William married Ada Fenton, born June 1880, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Ada Hawks – widow.



Household Cavalry & Cavalry of the Line, Household Battalion:




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