Arthur Roy HAWKE


HAWKE, Arthur Roy

Service Number: 285
Enlisted: 28 May 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 5th Divisional Signal Company
Born: Port Pirie, South Australia, 26 November 1896
Home Town: Booleroo Centre, Mount Remarkable, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Postal Assistant
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 25 September 1917, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Menin Road South Military Cemetery
Plot 1, Row S, Grave 38 , Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Adelaide Postmaster General's Department WWI Honour Board , Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Booleroo Centre War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

28 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 285, Keswick, South Australia


31 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, South Australia
28 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, HMAT A2 Geelong from Adelaide

World War 1 Service

28 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 285, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
28 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 285, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
25 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 285, 5th Divisional Signal Company, Menin Road

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NOTE: Born Arthur Raymond Hawke, Book/Page 594/40, but enlisted as Arthur Roy Hawke and was know as 'Roy'. In his records there is a letter form his father verifying that his real name was Arthur Raymond Hawke

Australian Engineers

Service number - 285

Rank - Sapper

18 December 1915 - Disembarked at Suez

10 March 1916 - To Hospital, Mumps at Tel el Kebir

15 March 1916 - Transferred to 5 Division Signals

24 March 1916 - Discharged to unit

25 March 1916 - Taken on strength 5 Division Signals

17 June 1916 - Embarked HT Manitou at Alexandria

25 June 1916 - Disembarked at Marseilles with unit

10 January 1917 - On leave

24 January 1917 - Rejoined unit from leave

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

Son of Thomas and Agnes Minnie (nee Will) Hawke