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  • Showing the headstone of the Hakes family remembering William Henry Hakes which is in St Mary's churchyard at Cuckney
Person Details
Cuckney, Notts
William Henry Hakes and John Joseph Hakes were the two youngest sons of John Joseph and his wife, Mary (née Taylor). The boys were born in 1895 and 1898 in Cuckney, Nottinghamshire. They had five elder siblings, Mary S born 1883, Sarah 1885, Frank 1887, Alfred 1891, Eva born 1894 and a younger sister Ruth Emma born 1902. All were born and bought up in Cuckney. John Joseph senior supported his family by making his living as a butcher and when William was 15, he was assisting his father in the butcher’s shop. When William reached 21 in early 1917, he married Margaret A Barton.
04 Oct 1917
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838003 - CWGC Website
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His brother John Joseph also served and died in the 'Great War'
Private
1st Bn South Staffordshire Regiment
William enlisted at Worksop and married before going to the Western front. He had been married for only a few months when he was killed in action in Belgium and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial. His younger brother, John Joseph Hakes, had been killed five months previous in France. Both of them are named in remembrance, on the headstone of their parent’s grave in the St Mary’s churchyard in Cuckney.
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  • Showing the headstone of the Hakes family remembering William Henry Hakes which is in St Mary's churchyard at Cuckney
    William Henry Hakes family headstone - Showing the headstone of the Hakes family remembering William Henry Hakes which is in St Mary's churchyard at Cuckney