Pte. Hawkins returns home on furlough
A happy reunion took place at 88 William St. N., when Pte. Wm. Hawkins arrived home after serving overseas since July 14, 1940.
Pte. Hawkins is a member of the Hastings and Prince Edward Regt., in which he served as a bugler.
He informed The Post that after D-Day, he put in a very trying time when he played “Taps” for days at a time during the burial of his comrades who fell in the early days of the battle.
When asked how he liked the English people, he said they were “wonderful”.
A son, Gnr. Stanley Hawkins, R.C.A. is stationed at Debert, N.S. and is on his way home with his wife and baby, where they will visit for a few days.
Thirty days leave sure is going to be swell, said Pte. Hawkins.