John Gordon HAWKES


HAWKES, John Gordon

Service Numbers: SN 3159, 3159
Enlisted: 30 August 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Wallaroo, South Australia, 16 August 1889
Home Town: Wallaroo, Copper Coast, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Engine Driver
Died: Killed in action, France, 2 March 1917, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Warlencourt British Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Wallaroo Heritage Museum Presbyterian Church Honour Roll, Wallaroo Soldiers Memorial Arch, Wallaroo WW1 Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

30 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3159, 27th Infantry Battalion
12 Jan 1916: Involvement Private, SN 3159, 27th Infantry Battalion
12 Jan 1916: Embarked Private, SN 3159, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Medic, Adelaide

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Biography contributed by Heather Ernszt

John Gordon HAWKES was born in Wallaroo, on the Yorke Peninsula of South Australia.

His parents were John HAWKES and ANNIE BROCK.

John was the nephew of Sir Edward Lucas, South Australia's agent-general in London from 1918 - 1925.

Siblings were:

Mary Alison RICHARDS  1891 - 1956

Florence Annie SMITH 1892 - 1976

Mabel Eileen GLOVER 1894 - 1967

Allan Brock  SN 1690  50th Battalion  1896 - 1949

Eleanor Maud  1897 - 1908

Ronald George  1898 - 1898

Sydney Harlow - SN 5112 10th Battalion - c1900 - 1970