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Whitford-Hawkey, Antony Henry (1899-1918)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.

 

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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.

 

Details: Antony Henry Whitford-Hawkey (1899-1918), born 3 April 1899, son of Edward Thomas Theolphilus Whitford (later Whitford-Hawkey) (Old Shirburnian) and Mrs. Whitford-Hawkey of Bospolvaus, St. Columb, Cornwall.

 

Attended Naish House preparatory school, Burnham, Somerset.

 

Attended Sherborne School (The Green) September 1913-20 June 1917; 1st XV rugby football team, 1916; Sergeant in OTC; House Prefect; Squadron-Leader in OTC.

 

WW1, Lieutenant in the Royal Flying Corps. Joined the R.F.C. in June 1917, and after training at Farnborough, Winchester, Oxford, and on Salisbury Plain, crossed to the Front in March 1918.

A.H. Whitford-Hawkey's account of his experiences in the RFC oldshirburnian.org.uk/experiences-in-the-rfc-by-lieutenan...

Killed on 9 May 1918 in a fight with enemy planes north of Bapaume over the German lines.

 

Commemorated at:

Arras Flying Services Memorial www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/776972/WHITFORD-HAWKE...

 

St Columb Major war memorial www.roll-of-honour.com/Cornwall/StColumbMajor.html

 

Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; The Green roll of honour. E.T.T. Whitford-Hawkey donated £100 towards the Sherborne School War Memorial in affectionate memory of his son, Anthony Henry, R.A.F.

 

Brass memorial cross found in Sherborne School Chapel: www.flickr.com/photos/sherborneschoolarchives/36480959985...

 

Obituary, The Shirburnian, June 1918: 'ANTONY HENRY WHITFORD-HAWKEY came to The Green in September 1913, to his father's old house. He was in the fifteen in 1916, and left to join the R.F.C. in June 1917, and after training at Farnborough, Oxford, and on Salisbury Plain, crossed to the Front in March his year. He was killed in a fight with enemy planes over the German lines.'

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