Hawker, Reginald Sudlow


He was the son of Ernest William Hawker (A, 1874-1876), of Ivybridge. His mother was the daughter of the Reverend Sudlow Garratt, who entered the school in 1840. He came to Winchester from Walton Lodge, Clevedon. On leaving school he spent a year in France and then returned to Plymouth to join his father’s firm of wine merchants. In 1910, he joined the 1st Devon Yeomanry, and in 1914 was appointed junior partner in Messrs. Coates & Co., Plymouth.

On mobilisation he was sent with his regiment to the East Coast and in September 1915 was ordered to Gallipoli. There he was appointed brigade machine-gun officer and after the evacuation of the Peninsula served in Egypt and Palestine.  He joined the newly-formed Machine Gun Corps early in 1917 and was given command of the 4th Company. He fell mortally wounded at Sheria on 6th of November 1917, during the successful advance on Jerusalem, and died at Kantara three days later.

Captain Hawker married in 1915 Miss Esther Cross and left a son.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Hawker
  • Forenames or initials: Reginald Sudlow
  • House: E
  • Years in School: 1903-1906
  • Rank: Captain
  • Regiment: Machine Gun Corps
  • Date of Birth: 1st August 1889
  • Date of Death: 9th November 1917
  • How Died: Died of wounds
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer C5
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY: Grave C.94