Hugh Smyth HAWES

HAWES, Hugh Smyth

Service Numbers: 38149, VX104302 (V28058)
Enlisted: 23 April 1917, Enlisted at Geelong, Victoria
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 8th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Winchelsea, Victoria, Australia, 12 March 1897
Home Town: Inverleigh, Golden Plains, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: School Teacher
Died: Malvern, Victoria, Australia, February 1977, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Melbourne
Cremation service was held on 17 February 1977 and the ashes were collected
Memorials: Inverleigh & District Residents Roll of Honor, Inverleigh Independent Order of Rechabites Pictorial Honour Roll, Inverleigh Presbyterian Church Honor Roll, Inverleigh Presbyterian Church Volunteers Honor Roll, Winchelsea St Thomas's Roll of Honor, Winchelsea WWI Memorial
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World War 1 Service

23 Apr 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 38149, Field Artillery Brigades, Enlisted at Geelong, Victoria
9 Nov 1917: Involvement Gunner, SN 38149, Field Artillery Brigades
9 Nov 1917: Embarked Gunner, SN 38149, Field Artillery Brigades, HMAT Port Sydney, Melbourne
20 Mar 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Gunner, 8th Field Artillery Brigade
6 Jun 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 38149, 8th Field Artillery Brigade , Discharged at the 3rd Military District

World War 2 Service

22 Aug 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), SN VX104302 (V28058), Enlisted at Perth, WA
11 Dec 1945: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), SN VX104302 (V28058), Discharged with the rank of Major

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Alfred William Hawes and Esther Maxwell Hawes nee Smyth of Inverleigh, Victoria

Next of kin given as his sister M. Hawes of 'Pine Hill', Inverleigh, Victoria

Commenced return to Australia on 25 March 1919 aboard HT Port Denison Hawes of Dickens Street, St. Kilda, Victoria disembaking on 10 May 1919

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Medals WW2: War Medal, Australian Service Medal