Jim Hawkins – Parade Marshall for the Military Repatriations (UPDATE)


Ladies and Gentlemen,

As promised the additional information is shown below.  I apologise for it being rather long winded, but the extra information is for the benefit of those travelling from well outside our area.  People have indicated they will be attending from Hereford, Devon, Oxfordshire areas, together with representatives from the United Kingdom Defence Academy.

For those who are travelling from outside the local area and do not know the location of Poole Crematorium, particularly those not using SatNavs here is the link to the Crematorium – http://www.bing.com/maps/default.aspx?rtp=adr.~pos.50.766483_-1.976667_Gravel+Hill%2c+Poole+BH17+9BQ_Poole%20Crematorium_%2b44+12026+02582&where1=Gravel+Hill%2c+Poole+BH17+9BQ&FORM=LARE – which is shown as Point ‘B’ and using the facility on the left hand side of the screen it will allow you to see, and print out, your route to the venue.

After the Service and Committal the Wake will be held in the hall at St. Nicholas C of E Church, 30 Wareham Road, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 3LE – https://www.google.co.uk/maps/dir//St+Nicholas+C+of+E+Church,+30+Wareham+Rd,+Corfe+Mullen,+Wimborne,+Dorset+BH21+3LE/@50.775587,-2.0161092,17z/data=!4m12!1m3!3m2!1s0x0:0x6a32ed3835dacc3!2sSt+Nicholas+C+of+E+Church!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x4873a5b03deb28f1:0x6a32ed3835dacc3!2m2!1d-2.01696!2d50.775341  –

Suggested Route from the Crematorium to St. Nicholas C of E Church

When driving out of the Crematorium you enter a roundabout, you need to take the 2nd Exit (12 o’clock position) and enter Dunyeats Road and continue in a westerly direction 0.6 miles to the next roundabout.  Take the 4th exit (2 o’clock position)  B3074 and drive in a north-westerly direction for 1.25 miles at the roundabout take the 1st exit into the Wareham Road.

As you turn left at this junction there is a petrol station on your right hand side.  Drive a short distance down Wareham Road and on your right you will pass a Sports Hall (was once called ‘Virgin Active’).  Followed shortly by St Nicholas C of E Church, if you pass the Co-op Store you have gone too far.  Both the church and the Co-op are situated on the right hand side of the road.   The church has a large car park.


In accordance with Jim’s wishes, rather on his instructions, he requested that instead of flowers, donations be made to two Charities of his choice and the monies divided equally between the Forest Holme Hospice (Poole) and Heroes Haven (Swanage).

In order that this can be done efficiency, it is recommended that all donations be made through the Funeral Directors website –   http://www.funeraldirector.co.uk/about-fc-douch/branches/lesley-shand-corfe-mullen  – where ‘Gift Aid’ can be added, if applicable by ticking the appropriate box.

To make a donation by the website, open the website above and on the left hand side click on Diary of Funerals and then scroll down the page and you will see asearch box asking for a surname.  Type in Hawkins and a few lines further down his highlighted name will appear, click on that and you will find the ‘Donate to Charity’

Should people prefer to leave cheques at the church, or send them to the Funeral Directors would they please make them out to ‘Lesley Shand Funeral Directors’, and send to 184 Wareham Road, Corfe Mullen, Dorset. BH21 3LL.  The Funeral Directors will collate all donations received forward them to the nominated charities.  Please write Jim’s name on the reverse side on any cheques sent.

The chosen Charities

Forest Holme Hospice            –          http://www.forestholmehospice.org.uk/

Heroes Haven                         –           http://www.heroes-haven.org.uk/

Please take the time to view these two websites and I’m sure you understand why they were chosen by Jim.

Yours, in sorrow,


Royal Marines Association (Poole & District Branch)


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