Hankinson, Robert Prothero


Eldest son of Robert Scott Hankinson (G, 1871-1875) of Little Basset Wood, Southampton, and of Chelsea Park Gardens, London. His mother was Emma Hankinson, daughter of the Reverend Canon George Prothero. He came to Winchester from West Downs, and was a School Prefect in his last year. He won the Warden and Fellows Prize for Greek Prose and was in College XV. In 1909 he was awarded a Scholarship to New College, Oxford and gained a First in Classical Moderations. In 1913 he rowed No. 3 in the University VIII which beat Cambridge. He gained a Second in History, and joined the Indian Civil Service in 1914.

On the outbreak of War he was ordered to India where he served as an Assistant Magistrate and Collector. In August 1915 he was transferred to the Corps of Guides and was sent to Mesopotamia with the 56th Punjabi Rifles. It was during an action near Kut that Hankinson died of wounds received on 23rd February 1917. He was buried in grave XXI.C.15 of the Amara War Cemetery.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Hankinson
  • Forenames or initials: Robert Prothero
  • House: College
  • Years in School: 1904-1909
  • Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
  • Regiment: 56th Punjabi Rifles
  • Date of Birth: 8th December 1890
  • Date of Death: 23rd February 1917
  • How Died: Died of Wounds
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer C6
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: AMARA WAR CEMETERY: Grave XXI.C.15