John was the eldest son of William & Mary.
He lived in Kingston upon Hull all his life and worked in a few different jobs.. from a general labourer to a fruit hawker and finally as a docks labourer.
He married Frances, who was known as Fanny, in 1869 in Kingston upon Hull. Fanny was originally from Laceby, Louth in Lincolnshire. and was a fruiteer.
They had 5 children who were all born in Kingston upon Hull.
John William born 1876 married Florence May Cooke b1882 in June 1899 in Kingston upon Hull and had a daughter also named Florence May who was born in 1900. John died at home on 20/05/1942 and was classified as Civilian war dead
Name: HAWKSLEY, JOHN WILLIAM
Initials: J W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Regiment: Civilian War Dead
Date of Death: 20/05/1942
Additional information: of 485 Hessle Road. Son of the late John and Frances Hawksley; husband of the late Florence May Hawksley. Died at 485 Hessle Road.
Casualty Type: Civilian War Dead
Civilian Roll of Honour Section COUNTY BOROUGH OF KINGSTON-UPON-HULL
In Memory of
Civilian JOHN WILLIAM HAWKSLEY
Civilian War Dead
who died age 65
on 20 May 1942
of 485 Hessle Road. Son of the late John and Frances Hawksley; husband of the late Florence May Hawksley. Died at 485 Hessle Road.
Remembered with honour
COUNTY BOROUGH OF KINGSTON-UPON-HULL
Commemorated in perpetuity by
the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Mary Jane 1879
Rosanna Hannah, known as Rose, 1884
Beatrice Ellen 1887
Charles Henry 1889