|Place of birth||Hemyock, Cullompton, Devon, England|
|School||Donyalt N School and Ilminster Board School|
|Age on arrival in Australia||27|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Federal via Lismore, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||29|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Martha Hawkins, Otterford, Chard Somerset, England|
|Previous military service||4th Dorsets Territorials for over three years|
|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||Warrant Officer (Class II)|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||15th Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||He lived at Yeovil, as shop assistant to Mr W Edward, after at Bridport as Manager where he ... the Dorset Territories and was sent to Bisley in 1911 to shoot for the proze.|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Gallipoli, Turkey|
|Date of death|
|Age at death||30|
|Age at death from cemetery records||30|
|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
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents; Frank and Martha HAWKINS, Bishopswood, Chard, England. Native of Ilminster, Somerset|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Promoted corporal, 5 November 1914.
Promoted sergeant, 7 November 1914.
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 12 April 1915.
Admitted to No. 15 General Hospital (gun shot wound, knee), Alexandria, 19 May 1915; transferred to No. 2 Australian General Hospital, Ghezireh, 26 May 1915; transferred to base, Zeitoun, 4 June 1915; appointed Company Sergeant Major, 29 May 1915; rejoined 15th Bn, Gallipoli, 28 July 1915.
Killed in action, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, HAWKINS William Frank|