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Default George Hakin - FFF

Name - George Hakin

Date and place of birth - 24 February 1865, Shank House, Cramlington, NBL.

Names of parents - John Hakin and Jane Watson

Date and place of baptism - not known

Details of each marriage -
1. Ruth Common, 6 October 1894, in Bombay. She was his sister's husband's niece.
2. Alice Lowes, 29 June 1938 (he was 73), at the Northumberland Central Register Office.

Occupation(s) - coal miner until he joined the army at age 21
22 years in the Northumberland Fusiliers, rank at discharge was RQMS.
1909 (daughter's birth certificate) - farmer
1914 (WWI enlistment) - mechanic
1924 (son's marriage) - farmer
1938 (marriage cert) - retired colliery policeman

Military service - was posted to India after enlisting in the Northumberland Fusiliers & spent some time on the NW Frontier (modern-day Kashmir region) as well as Singapore. After being posted back to Britain, he had a period stationed at Portland before returning to Newcastle. Stationed on Malta during the Boer War, where he was awarded the Queens South Africa Medal.
Re-enlisted for WWI & for the first year helped train new recruits in Newcastle, before being posted to France in August 1915. Discharged due to ill-health in early 1917 (then aged 52) and granted a Silver War Badge.
Was also awarded the WWI Victory Medal & the 1915 Star.

Addresses:
1871 - Fawdon, N of Newcastle on Tyne.
1881 - Shankhouse, Cramlington
1891 - India
1901 - Malta
1909 - River Green, Meldon, nr Morpeth, NBL.
1914 - Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, NBL
1934 - Guyzance, NBL
1938 - Choppington, NBL

Died 26 Jan 1945, Choppington, of a coronary thrombosis. Informant was his son Percy.

Funeral details not known, nor do I know where he is buried. Have been told Newbiggin [don't know why there, as it wouldn't have been the nearest] - haven't found his grave. He is not buried with his first wife Ruth, who is buried in Acklington.

After he died, letters of administration were taken out by his widow Alice.
Apparently he was estranged from most of his family after his marriage to Alice, and no-one knows what became of her after George died. My father who was 8 when George remarried, never mentioned Alice at all.
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