Date of birth: 1892
Place of birth: Southampton
Service No: T/34563
Regiment: Army Service Corps
Division: 5th Auxiliary Horse Transport Company
Died: 12th September 1917 aged 24
Death location: Belgium
Alfred Dawkins, born in 1892, was the son of Mr & Mrs Dawkins of Commercial Road, Southampton.
Alfred was a driver in the 5th Aux Horse Transport Coy of the Army Service Corps which was based at Vlamertinghe in Belgium. The village was outside the normal range of German shellfire and was used by artillery units and field ambulances for the duration of the war.
Alfred died of wounds on 12th September 1917 and is buried in Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery (Grave Ref VF6). The cemetery, designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield, commemorates 1802 casualties of the Great War.