Our People - George Hankins
George Harkins headstone in the Lembet Road Cemetery
Corps of Military Police
Sketch of two mounted policemen by Ernest Ibbotson
Courtesy Royal Military Police Website
P/190 (Acting) Lance Corporal George Hankins
Base, Military Mounted Police, Military Police Corps
Died 14 October 1916
George is buried at Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery, Greece. Ref: 585
Leyland - Church Road Civic War Memorial
Leyland - St.Andrew's C.E. WW1 Plaque
Lostock Hall - South Ribble Civic WW1 Memorial
1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
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George Harkins was born in Walworth, enlisted in Preston and lived in Leyland. The narrative below is from the Corps of Military Police website. It would appear, then, that George was a new recruit - he was acting lance corporal at the time of his death.
A memorial service was held in Leyland on 26 October 1916.
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Published 14 October 2016
1901 Census of England via Ancestry.co.uk / 1911 Census of England via Ancestry.co.uk / UK, WWI Service Medal and Award Rolls, 1914-1920 via Ancestry.co.uk / British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920 via Ancestry.co.uk / Commonwealth War Graves Commission, / Preston Herald, various dates, via British Newspaper Archive / Forces War Records / UK, Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects, 1901-1929 via Ancestry.co.uk.