William Frank HAWKINS

Regimental number854
Place of birthHemyock, Cullompton, Devon, England
SchoolDonyalt N School and Ilminster Board School
Age on arrival in Australia27
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStorekeepers Assistant
AddressFederal via Lismore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 7.25"
Weight166 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Martha Hawkins, Otterford, Chard Somerset, England
Previous military service4th Dorsets Territorials for over three years
Enlistment date9 October 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 RollWarrant Officer (Class II)
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe 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.
FateKilled in Action 7 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death7 August 1915
Age at death30
Age at death from cemetery records30
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; Frank and Martha HAWKINS, Bishopswood, Chard, England. Native of Ilminster, Somerset
Other details

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
SourcesNAA: B2455, HAWKINS William Frank