In Memory of

JOHN HENRY HAWKEN

Lance Corporal
56566
2nd Bn., Welsh Regiment
who died on
Thursday, 21st March 1918.

Additional Information: Son of John and Emma Hawken, of Cardiff.

Commemorative Information

Cemetery: DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Reference/
Panel Number:
IV. D. 20.
Location: The Cemetery is located on the Diksmuidseweg, N369 road, in the direction of Boezinge. From Ieper station turn left into M.Fochlaan and go to the roundabout, turn right and go to the next roundabout. Here turn left and drive to the next roundabout, where you should turn right into Oude Veurnestraat. Take the second turning on the left which is the Diksmuidseweg. The cemetery is on the right hand side of the road just past the first turning on the right.

Historical Information: Duhallow Advanced Dressing Station, believed to have been named after a southern Irish hunt, was a medical post 1.6 kilometres north of Ypres (now Ieper). The cemetery was begun in July 1917 and in October and November 1918, it was used by the 11th, 36th and 44th Casualty Clearing Stations. The cemetery contains many graves of the artillery and engineers and 41 men of the 13th Company Labour Corps, killed when a German aircraft dropped a bomb on an ammunition truck in January 1918, are buried in Plot II. After the Armistice, the cemetery was enlarged when graves were brought into this cemetery from isolated sites and a number of small cemeteries on the battlefields around Ypres. Special memorials commemorate a number of casualties known to have been buried in two of these cemeteries, Malakoff Farm Cemetery, Brielen, and Fusilier Wood Cemetery, Hollebeke, whose graves were destroyed by shellfire. There are now 1,544 Commonwealth casualties of the First World War buried or commemorated in this cemetery, 231 of the burials unidentified. There are also 57 war graves of other nationalites, mostly German, and one Commonwealth burial of the Second World War. The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.