William John HAWKEY


HAWKEY, William John

Service Number: 3796
Enlisted: 5 July 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion
Born: Yering, Victoria, Australia, October 1884
Home Town: St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Barman
Died: Killed in action, Pozières, France, 25 July 1916
Cemetery: Pozières British Cemetery
Pozieres British Cemetery (Plot III, Row J, Grave No. 10), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lilydale War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

5 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3796, 8th Infantry Battalion
23 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3796, 8th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
23 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3796, 8th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Adelaide

Relayed by James Hawkey

Hawkey in sad but loving memory of my dear brother W. J. Hawkey 8th Battalion killed at Pozieres 25/7/1916

Far from the land of wattle
Far from the ocean deep
Far from those who love him our dear brave brother sleeps
Daily the boys come marching home with gladdened eyes
The flag they fought for floating in the skies
Victory is ours, but if my years fall fast
You will forgive I see no brother of mine March past

Inserted by his loving sister Essie

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