Captain Ernest Eberhard Hanewinkel was an English officer of the British Army who died during the First World War.

He was born in 1882, in Toxteth Park, the son of German-born Augustus Friedrich and Alice Louisa Hanewinkel (née Yeo), of Liverpool. Hanewinkel studied at Liverpool College and Trinity College, Dublin. After graduating from Trinity, he worked for Sun Insurance Office in London and occasionally represented the company abroad. While in London, Hanewinkel became a lay reader.[1] He was a pre-war territorial, having been commissioned on 2 April 1913, in the 19th Battalion, The London Regiment.[2]

At the outbreak of war in 1914, Hanewinkel was in Hamburg, but was reportedly able to leave on the last train out of Germany. He returned to his battalion and went to France in March 1915.[1] Aged 33, Hanewinkel died on 30 (or 31) August 1915.

He is buried in Bethune Town Cemetery.


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Times (40952), p. 7: "Fallen Officers". 6 September 1915.
  2. The London Gazette (28715), p. 3154. 2 May 1913, Retrieved 10 October 2015.


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