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William Walter HAWTHORN

Regimental number1164
Place of birthHatton, Middlesex, England
SchoolLord Kniveths, Stanwell, England
Age on arrival in Australia20
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs W Hawthorn, Stamwell, Staines, Middlesex, England
Enlistment date25 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularJoined the A.I.F. in 1914 and went to Egypt from there to Gallipoli and then to France where he was wounded in 1917 in the chest.
FateDied of wounds 14 March 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialGodewaersvelde British Cemetery (Plot I, Row M, Grave No. 6), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Kate HAWTHORN, 2 town Cottages, Stanwell, Middlesex. Native of Hatton, England
Family/military connectionsPt F. Slade A.I.F. Cousin who has returned to Western Australia

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