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George John HAWKES

Regimental number901
Place of birthSt Margarets, Isleworth, England
SchoolBoard School
Age on arrival in Australia25
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMalt House Yard, Long Crindon Bucks, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 9.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Amelia Hawkes, Malt House Yard, Long Crindon Bucks, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 September 1914
Place of enlistmentLismore, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death8 August 1915
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe 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
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Amelia HAWKES, Malthouse Yard, Long Crendon, Thame, England
Other details

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
SourcesNAA: B2455, HAWKES George John

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