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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Hawtrey Brothers -

Unknown person Name : Hawtrey Brothers

Stephen Scott Hawtrey, born 21 August 1907 in Brighton.

Son of Wilfred Robert John Hawtrey, and Irene Hawtrey (née Allen) who died before 1912.

Wilfred Hawtrey remarried, in 1912, Mary Daisy Dixon Chinnery, in London. He gave his occupation as Planter.

Roger Hawtrey, born c 1914

Son of Wilfred Robert John Hawtrey and Mary Daisy Dixon Hawtrey (née Chinnery).
  Census and Electoral roll information :

1911 Census : Stephen Scott Hawtrey, aged 3, and his sister Valentine Courtenay Hawtrey, aged 7, are Visitors at the household of Agnes Blanche Smith, at 4 Alston Terrace, Exmouth, Devon.

Stephen Hawtrey's birthplace is given as Brighton; Valentine Hawtrey was born in Malacca, Straits Settlements.

1936 Electoral roll : Roger Hawtrey is shown at 8/9 Leinster Square, Paddington, London.
  Service Details :

Sergeant 3767668 Stephen Scott Hawtrey, M.M., The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)

Lieutenant (Sp) Roger Hawtrey, Malayan Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

  Casualty Details :

Lt (Sp) Roger Hawtrey

Died : 15 February 1942, aged 27 or 28, in the sinking of HMS Giang Bee.

Commemorated at : Plymouth Royal Naval Memorial, Devon.

CWGC Record

Stephen Scott Hawtrey

Died 1951, aged 44, Isle of Wight.
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

The gates of Shanklin War Memorial bear the initials RH and SH in memory of the brothers.

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  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 21 October 1939, Page 3


R.N.V.R. : Commission as lieutenant granted Roger Hawtrey with effect from Sept. 14 1939.

The Times (London, England), Tuesday, May 19, 1942

HAWTREY - LT. ROGER HAWTREY, R.N.V.R., officially reported missing, Singapore. News gratefully received by parents, Cornerways, Shanklin, I.W.

The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Jun 18, 1946

HAWTREY - Now officially presumed killed by enemy action off Singapore on Feb 16, 1942. ROGER HAWTREY, LT., R.N.V.R.

  Acknowledgments :

Pete Jeffery for bringing the Hawtrey brothers to my attention

COFEWPOW http://www.cofepow.org.uk
  Links :


This extract from a COFEWPOW document gives the following from the passengers on board HMS Giang Bee, sunk by the Japanese during the retreat from Singapore in 1942 :

"HAWTREY - Lt. (Sp) Roger Hawtrey, MRNVR, Gestetner on "GB"(MVDB); Lieutenant (Sp) R. Hawtrey, MRNVR, died on 15.2.42, the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Hawtrey of Shanklin, Isle of Wight (CWGC); he was a keen golfer and qualified for the Keppel Cup. Notice of his estate as a deceased person was notified by the firm of Drew & Chamber, Kuala Lumpur, in June 1947 ( STA. 1.7.47)"
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