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Alfred Walter Hawkins

In memory of:

Sergeant Alfred Walter Hawkins

April 4, 1945


Military Service

Service Number:







Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders, R.C.I.C.


1939-45 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, War Medal 1939-45.

Additional Information


April 26, 1921
Peterborough, Ontario


May 21, 1942
Connaught Range, Ottawa, Ontario

Son of Alfred and Annie P. Hawkins, of Peterborough, Ontario. Husband of Audrey Jean Hawkins (nee Hawtin) and father of Peter James, of Peterborough, Ontario.

Brother of Albert, Wilfred, Douglas, Emily, Clara and Jean.

Village of Zutphen honours fallen Canadian Alfred Hawkins with a street name.

Commemorated on Page 523 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

IX. G. 1.


Holten is a village 20 kilometres east of the town of Deventer, on the main A1 motorway from Amsterdam to Bremen in Germany. Following the A1 motorway, turn off at exit 26 and follow the N332 in the direction of Holten. Follow the N332 until reaching a signpost for Holterberg. Turn right onto the N344 in the direction of Holten, then at the T junction turn left towards Holten and follow this road to the roundabout. Take second exit then turn first right towards Holterberg. Follow this road uphill until you see a green Commission sign pointing to the right. Turn right down the track and follow to the end. Turn left and the cemetery lies along here on the left hand side.

Historical Information: The Netherlands fell to the Germans in May 1940 and was not re-entered by Allied forces until September 1944. The great majority of those buried in Holten Canadian War Cemetery died during the last stages of the war in Holland, during the advance of the Canadian 2nd Corps into northern Germany, and across the Ems in April and the first days of May 1945. After the end of hostilities the remains of over 1,300 Canadian soldiers were brought together into this cemetery.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Photo of ALFRED WALTER HAWKINS– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me.
  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of Alfred Walter Hawkins– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
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