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Cyril Raymond HAWKE

Regimental number2422
Place of birthNewcastle New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationChauffeur
AddressBeaumont Street, Hamilton, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs S Hawke, Beaumont Street, Hamilton, Newcastle, New South Wales
Enlistment date1 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 14 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At PETILLON on 19th/20th July, 1916 Corporal HAWKE showed conspicuous bravery in assisting to repel a German bombing party that came along a communication trench towards the front of our position. When this attack was finally beaten off, he carried grenades to the left flank and again assisted in driving back the enemy. He was not a grenadier bu his coolness and bravery in handling and throwing grenades were very noticeable, and furnished a splendid example for the men to follow.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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