|ALFRED DAWKINS (1881-1914)|
|197385, Leading Seaman, Royal Navy|
|HMS Good Hope|
Born on December 25, 1881, the son of William and Elizabeth Dawkins. Husband of Harriett
Joined the Royal Navy at Chatham on January 18, 1898 as a boy sailor, and started a twelve year engagement as an Ordinary Seaman from his eighteenth birthday, December 25, 1899. On May 18, 1902 Alfred was promoted to Able Seaman, and then to Leading Seaman on November 1, 1909.
During his service, Alfred served on the following;
HMS Duke of Wellington
HMS Firequeen I
He was discharged at the end of his engagement and transferred to the Royal Fleet Reserve on January 5, 1912. On July 13, 1914, he joined HMS Good Hope having been called up from the reserves.
Details supplied by Mary Kearney (Grand-daughter of Alfred)