Alfred Garfield HAWKINS

HAWKINS, Alfred Garfield

Service Number: 2148
Enlisted: 10 July 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Company Sergeant Major
Last Unit: 24th Infantry Battalion
Born: Maffra, Victoria, April 1891
Home Town: Malvern, Stonnington, Victoria
Schooling: State School & Nassett College, Shepparton, Victoria
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in Action, Pozières, France, 6 August 1916
Cemetery: Courcelette British Cemetery
Courcelette British Cemetery, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Maffra Shire Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

10 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2148, Melbourne, Victoria
27 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2148, 24th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '14' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Hororata embarkation_ship_number: A20 public_note: ''
27 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2148, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
6 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Company Sergeant Major, 2148, 24th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...2148 Private Alfred Garfield Hawkins, 4th Reinforcements, 24th Battalion, of East Malvern, Vic. Pte Hawkins enlisted on 10 July 1915 and embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Hororata on 27 September 1915. He was killed in action on 6 August 1916 at Pozieres, France. His brother, Lieutenant Douglas Herbert Hawkins, 14th Battalion, also served in the AIF." - SOURCE (

Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Alfred Garfield HAWKINS was born in 1891 in Maffra, Victoria

His parents were Edmund William HAWKINS and Elizabeth ANDERSON

His brother Douglas Herbert Love HAWKINS (SN 872) also served in WW1 and returned to Australia in 1918