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Robert Walter HAWKES

Regimental number2814
Place of birthCroydon, Surrey, England
Place of birthCroydon, England
SchoolSt Johns Public School Croydon, Surrey, England
Age on arrival in Australia16
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressGriffiths avenue, Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Robert Walter Hawkes, Griffiths avenue, Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date19 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Mongolia on 8 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of disease 3 November 1918
Place of death or woundingPalestine
Age at death22.8
Place of burialBeirut British War Cemetery (Grave No. 57), Syria
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
9
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Walter and Gertrude HAWKES, "Croham Hurst", Clarke Street, Ryde, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsTwo younger brothers also saw active service.

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