Alaric HAWKE

HAWKE, Alaric

Service Number: SX4329
Enlisted: 3 June 1940, Adelaide, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Medindie, SA, 15 June 1908
Home Town: Glenelg, Holdfast Bay, South Australia
Schooling: Grange Public School, Woodville High School
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in Action, Syria, 7 July 1941, aged 33 years
Cemetery: Beirut War Cemetery
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Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Brighton Glenelg District WW2 Honour Roll, Glenelg Congregational Church Roll of Honor, Glenelg and District WW1 & WW2 Honour Board, Jamestown and District WW2 Honour Roll, Kadina Memorial High School WW2 Honour Roll
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World War 2 Service

3 Jun 1940: Involvement Private, SX4329, 27th Infantry Battalion
3 Jun 1940: Enlisted Adelaide, SA
3 Jun 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SX4329, 2nd/27th Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of William and Martha Hawke, of Glenelg, South Australia


Glenelg Minister's
Son Killed in Action
"Advice has been received by the Rev. W. Hawke. minister of the Glenelg Congregational Church, and Mrs. Hawke that their younger son. L.-Cpl. Alaric  Hawke. was killed in action on July 7.
He was born at Medindie on June 15 1909, and enlisted in May, 1940, with his brother. L.-Cpl. William Hawke. They left Australia in October. Educated at Grange Public and Woodville High Schools, L.-Cpl. Hawke was a member of the statf at General Motors-Holden's until his enlistment.
He played hockey for Grange, and was chosen to go to Brisbane with the interstate team. The two brothers formed the Holdfast Bay Hockey Club in 1934, and Alaric was captain of the first team.