Cyril Raymond HAWKE MM

HAWKE, Cyril Raymond

Service Number: 2422
Enlisted: 1 June 1915, Enlisted at Liverpool, NSW
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 56th Infantry Battalion
Born: Newcastle, New South Wales, 1896
Home Town: Hamilton, Newcastle, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Chauffeur
Died: Newtown, New South Wales, 5 July 1969, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Saint Matthews Anglican Church Cemetery, Windsor, New South Wales
Cremated. Central Columbarium, Row 2, Niche 122
Memorials: Hamilton St. Peter's Church Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

14 Feb 1914: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 54th Infantry Battalion, From 2nd Batalion
1 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2422, 2nd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Liverpool, NSW
14 Jul 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2422, 2nd Infantry Battalion
14 Jul 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2422, 2nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Orsova, Sydney
1 Mar 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 54th Infantry Battalion
13 May 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 54th Infantry Battalion
1 Aug 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 54th Infantry Battalion
12 Aug 1916: Honoured Military Medal, Citation reads: At Petillon on 19th/20th July 1916 Corporal Hawke showed conspicuous bravery in assisting to repel a German bombing party that came along a communication trench towards the front of our position. When this attack was finally beaten off, he carried grenades to the left flank and again assisted in driving back the enemy. He was not a grenadier but his coolness and bravery in handling and throwing grenades were very noticeable and furnished a splendid example for the men to follow London Gazette on 21 September 1916, page 9205, position 25 Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 14 December 1916, page 3380, position 95
3 Mar 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Company Sergeant Major, 54th Infantry Battalion
27 Apr 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Company Sergeant Major, SN 2422, 54th Infantry Battalion, Gassed
1 Oct 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Company Sergeant Major, 56th Infantry Battalion, From 54th Battalion
6 Jan 1919: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 56th Infantry Battalion
8 Oct 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 56th Infantry Battalion, Discharged at the 2nd Military District

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of George L. Hawke and Sarah Hawke of Beaumont Street, Hamilton, NSW

Commenced return to Australia on 23 June 1919 aboard HT Orita disembarking on 9 August 1919

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

During 1921c Cyril married Laurel Clarice Boag in Hamilton, NSW