Ernest Alfred Hankin

Name

Ernest Alfred Hankin

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

30/03/1917
22

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Sapper
209730
Royal Engineers
2nd Light Railway Sect.

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN
O. VIII. G. 10.
France

UK Memorials

St Thomas' Mission Hall, Green Tye
St Thomas' Church Memorial, Perry Green
Much Hadham Village Memorial
St Andrew’s Church Memorial, Much Hadham
Stone Bench Plaque, Much Hadham
Congregational Church Memorial, Hadham Cross
Not on the Widford memorials

Pre War

Born on 5 Oct 1894 and baptised on 18 Nov 1894 in Much Hadham, Hertfordshire son of Alfred and Martha Ann Hankin later of Priory Farm, Widford, Ware. In 1901 and 1911 he lived at the Minges Farm, Much Hadham and was a law clerk. Enlisted at Much Hadham.

Wartime Service

He was posted to France on February 4th, 1917 and was part of the 2nd Light Railway Operating Company, who were involved in upgrading the tramways in order to be used as a light railway. Ernest was hit by shell fire and later died at the 25th Stationary Hospital in Rouen, of cerebra spinal meningitis.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox, “Lest We Forget – Much Hadham 1914-18” by Richard Maddams (Much Hadham Forge Museum)