Robert Ernest HAWES

HAWES, Robert Ernest

Service Number: 2469
Enlisted: 28 December 1915, Enlisted at Toowoomba, QLD
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Signal Squadron
Born: Roma, Queensland, Australia, 18 November 1897
Home Town: Toowoomba, Toowoomba, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia, 1959, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Queensland Railways Toowoomba Employees Roll of Honour, Toowoomba Roll of Honour WW1
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World War 1 Service

28 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2469, 5th Light Horse Regiment, Enlisted at Toowoomba, QLD
16 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, Australian Army Service Corps, 1st Anzac Mounted Division, From 5th Light Horse Regiment
5 May 1916: Involvement Private, 2469, 5th Light Horse Regiment
5 May 1916: Embarked Private, 2469, 5th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Karroo, Sydney
16 Jun 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Sapper, 1st Signal Squadron
23 Nov 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 2469, 1st Signal Squadron, Discharged at the 1st Military District

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

At the time of enlistment he was employed at Downs Coach Works, Toowoomba, QLD

Son of Walter Edward Hawes and Martha Matilda Hawes nee Brown of Allora, QLD. Brother of Kenneth Craig Hawes, Walter Edwin Hawes and Mona Isabell Hawes,

Commenced return to Australia on 8 September 1919 aboard HT Raranga disembarking on 30 October 1919

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

On 24 January 1923 Robert married Mabel Elizabeth Wishart in QLD