Dawkins, Guy S
Guy Stacey Dawkins
Son of Fred William Dawkins and Amelia Dawkins née Butler of Ayot Villa, Stanley Road, Teddington.
Born about November 1888 at Teddington
Baptised 15th December 1888 at St James Church, Hampton Hill, Middlesex
He was a music student who enlisted in 1914 with the London Scottish Regiment and was wounded at Messines.
A Surrey Comet report (4th August 1915) stated that he had seen a considerable amount of fighting since he had been in France and during the charge at La Bassee he had a narrow escape. While lying in a beet field he had a desperate struggle with three Germans, but owing to his superior strength (he was the tallest man in the London Scottish) he was able to dispatch one of them and free himself from the grip of the other two.
He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant with the Scots Guards in July 1915, and was serving with the 2nd Battn., Scots Guards when he was wounded at Loos (France) on 15th September 1916 and died of his wounds on 25th September 1916, aged 27.
Buried at La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie, Picardie, France (Plot: II. F. 18)
Listed on Teddington War Memorial
Listed on St Michael's Church Fulwell War Memorial
Listed on Hampton Hill War Memorial
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