William Hakin

William Hakin was born 1918 in Darlington, Co. Durham.

Parents: James John Hakin, born 1862 in Melsonby, Yorkshire, and Dorothy Tait, born 1866 in Bothal, Northumberland. They had married in 1903 in Richmond, Yorkshire. In the 1911 census they had 4 children. Another child, Jane E Hakin was born 1915, 3 years before William.

William married Nancy Robinson of Aycliffe in 1939.

Army number: 439164. Rank: Private. Unit: Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment), 4th Battalion.

William died May 30, 1940, age 21.


Source: The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

NINE ELMS BRITISH CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

HAKIN , Private, WILLIAM, 4391641, 4th Bn., Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment). 30 May 1940. Age 21. Husband of Nancy Hakin, of Aycliffe, Co. Durham. Grave Ref. 16. B. 2.