Charles William "Brock" Hawley, 4th Battalion, The Lincolnshire Regiment
These photographs show Charles William Hawley (Brock) from 1914 to 1930. He rose through the ranks from a Private in the 1/4th Battalion to Sergeant Major. The picture of Charles loading a wagon with kit bags, was taken in 1914 - the location is St Mark's Railway Station in Lincoln (now comverted to shops). The camp photographs from 1920-1930 were taken at Ripon and somewhere near Grantham.
Members of the Hawley family still serve with the Royal Anglian Regiment today, and others continue the family's musical tradition through membership of Lincoln District Scout Band and City of Lincoln Waites.
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These photographs of Charles William Hawley were kindly sent in by D Hawley of Winterton, Lincolnshire and are reproduced here by kind permission of D Hawley (Winterton) and FD Hawley (Lincoln).
One of Charles' brothers, Rifleman Arthur Hawley, was killed by machine gun fire in France in August 1918. Arthur Hawley had worked for the Psot Office in Lincoln before joining the Army. His parents lived at 64 West Parade.
Charles and Arthur's grandfather was in the Loyal Lincoln Militia in the 1870s.