Alexander Lincoln HAWSON

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HAWSON, Alexander Lincoln

Service Number: 273
Enlisted: 21 October 1914
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 9th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Port Lincoln, South Australia, 11 April 1894
Home Town: Port Lincoln, Port Lincoln, South Australia
Schooling: Lake Wangary Public School, Port Lincoln Public School
Occupation: Plumber/Gasfitter
Died: Died of wounds, Gallipoli, 12 June 1915, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Ari Burnu Cemetery, Gallipoli
Row B, Grave No. 14
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Port Lincoln & District Honor Roll WW1, Port Lincoln Garden of Remembrance, Prospect Roll of Honour A-G WWI Board
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World War 1 Service

21 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 273, 9th Light Horse Regiment
11 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 273, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 273, 9th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Karroo, Melbourne
12 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 273, 9th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Steve Larkins

Alexander Lincoln HAWSON was born in Port Lincoln, South Australia on 11th April, 1894

His parents were Matthew George HAWSON and Catherine Mary HOUSTON

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"Private Alexander Lincoln Hawson, who died of wounds received at the Dardanelles on June 12, received his early education from Mr. Wilkins, of Lake Wangary school, and at Port Lincoln State School. When war broke out he was amongst the first to enlist, and on receiving his parents' consent he joined the Second Contingent, 9th Light Horse.

At the time of enlisting he had completed his term of apprenticeship as plumber and gasfitter, receiving the School of Mines certificate. He was a grandson of the late T. B. Hanson, one of the first pioneers to land in Port Lincoln. He also was a grandson of Mr. Henry Houston, of Port Lincoln, who had a brother in the Light Brigade Tone (one of the survivors of the famous Six Hundred in the Balaclava charge).

Private Hawson was a bright, promising young man, and was loved by everyone. He celebrated his 21st birthday in Egypt in April." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 07 Aug 1915 (nla.gov.au)

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