Handel Hawkins (Thomas Handel Hawkins?). Bandsman. Born 5 August 1887 to Thomas, a provision dealer from Oldham, born abour 1845, and Sarah Hawkins, who hailed from Middleton, Derbyshire (born around 1856), in Oldham, Lancashire. He was christened on 11 September at St. Thomas’ Church in Werneth, Lancashire. The family belonged to the Church of England.