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Hawkins, W.

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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.

Media Type:
Genealogical Resource
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Date of Publication:
14 May 1945
Personal Name(s):
William Hawkins ; Stanley Hawkins
World War II Service Files
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Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.3580599741857 Longitude: -78.7383209775543
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Hawkins, W.