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Charge sheet for Private Frank Ernest Hawkins of 1st Battalion The Buffs, for being drunk and absent from tattoo on 26 September 1905

Hawkins was born in 1884 and died in 1963. He enlisted for short service with The Buffs on 6 December 1902 and on serving his initial three years was transferred to the Army Reserve on 11 February 1905. He rejoined the colours on 5 August 1905 and was again transferred to the Army Reserve on 5 December 1910.

Hawkins was called up on 5 August 1914 and served with the British Expeditionary Force until 5 December 1915, when he had completed his 12 years service plus the maximum additional 12 months that he was required to serve as Britain was at war. He was awarded the 1914 Star with rosette, and at the time of his discharge was a lance-corporal.

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NAM. 2001-10-22-1


National Army Museum, London


National Army Museum, Soldier gallery

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