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William Henry Hawkins

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Hawkins AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    17593 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1877 AWMM AucklandNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs F. Hawkins (wife), Brooks Square, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 15 February 1917 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    17593 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Clerk AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Paul Joseph and Ann Hawkins, of Arch Hill, Auckland.

    Husband of Francis Hawkins, of 3 Mackelvie, Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland.

    Brother of Joseph Francis Hawkins (64503), who was killed in action on 8 October 1918, in France.

    Moeraki then transfer to Boora at Melbourne for Suez. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    31 October 1917 AWMM
    Age 40 AWMM
    PalestineMiddle East AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel AWMM D.5. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Sergeant William Henry Hawkins, who has been killed in action, was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Hawkins, of Archhill. He was born in Auckland in 1877. Prior to enlisting he was on the staff of Messrs. Winstone, Ltd., for 18 years. For a long period he was a Sunday-school teacher, and for many years a member of the Pitt Street Methodist Choir. He was an active member of the West End Rowing Club and Auckland Mounted Rifles. He leaves a widow and young daughter. A younger brother is now in camp. (Auckland Weekly News, 6 December 1917, p. 19)

    “Sergeant William Henry Hawkins, killed in action, was the eldest son of Mr. P. Y. [sic] Hawkins, of Archhill. He was born in Auckland in 1877, and at the time of his enlistment in March, 1916, he had been in the employ of Messrs. Winstone, Limited, for a period of 18 years. He was an active member of the West End Rowing Club. As a territorial he was a member of the Auckland Mounted Rifles, and whilst in camp he attained the rank of sergeant-major. He leave[s] a widow and one child.” (Auckland Weekly News, 6 December 1917, p. 19) AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Pitt Street Methodist Church Roll of Honour, 78 Pitt Street, Auckland 1021 AWMM
    • Pitt Street Methodist Church Roll of Honour, 78 Pitt Street, Auckland 1065 AWMM

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