Hawkins, Maurice Harrison.

Biography

Hawkins, Maurice Harrison (“BI”, “Basic Industry”; Mairel); b. October 4, 1912, Seattle, King County, Washington; father Benjamin “Ben” Harrison (1889-1951), mother Frances Rose MacDowell (1894-1983); Married Anne H. Hawkins; Seaman (SUP); CP; Received Passport# 30090 San Francisco series on June 29, 1937 which listed his address as 504 Grove Street, and 2850 19th Avenue, both San Francisco, California; 26 years old; Sailed July 14, 1937 aboard the Aquitania; Arrived in Spain via Setcases on July 27, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, August 24, - September 4, 1937; WIA Belchite in feet; Benicassim Hospital for three months; Then to Klement Gottwald Battery Anti-Aircraft as an Oerlikon gunner also served as Political Delegate, January 2 –February 28, 1938, Teruel and Retreats; Then joined 35th Battery, 4th Group, Anti-Tank Anti-Aircraft Battery May 20 – August 27, 1938, Levante; Rank Soldado; Returned to the US on February 4, 1939 aboard the President Harding; Married Mary Ann Annie Cassis Cossi (1915-2001), son Richard Wayne Hawkins Pederson (1946-2003); d. August 31, 1945, while in boot camp.
Siblings: brother Theodore Roosevelt Hawkins (1916-1979), sister Beryl Hawkins (1917-1981).
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Figueres List; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 907.
Photograph: Maurice Hawkins, detail from a group photograph.