|Place of birth||St Margarets, Isleworth, England|
|Age on arrival in Australia||25|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Malt House Yard, Long Crindon Bucks, England|
|Age at embarkation||28|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Amelia Hawkes, Malt House Yard, Long Crindon Bucks, England|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Lismore, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||15th Battalion, F Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/32/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||15th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Gallipoli, Turkey|
|Date of death|
|Age at death||28|
|Age at death from cemetery records||28|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 44), Gallipoli, Turkey
The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.
The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.
The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
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|Parents: John and Amelia HAWKES, Malthouse Yard, Long Crendon, Thame, England|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 12 April 1915.
Promoted lance sergeant, 30 April 1915.
Admitted to Government Hospital (wounds, wrist and knee: slight), Alexandria, 13 May 1915; transferred to convalescent hospital, Mustapha, 14 June 1915; transferred to overseas base, Mustapha, 17 June 1915; transferred to convalescent depot, Mustapha, 24 June 1915; embarked Alexandria for Gallipoli, 22 July 1915; rejoined 15th Bn, Gallipoli, 28 July 1915.
Wounded in action, 8 August 1915.
No further information received regarding fate, 18 February 1916.
Court of Inquiry held in the field, 6 April 1916, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, Gallipoli, 8 August 1915'.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, HAWKES George John|