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George Law Cawkwell

Lieutenant G. L. Cawkwell (Auckland). (Evening Post, 24 December 1945)

Lieutenant G. L. Cawkwell (Auckland).

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    George Law AWMM
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    Cawkwell AWMM
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    WWII 383554 AWMM
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    • WW2 Pre 1943 AWMM 11 St. Marks Rd., Remuera, Auckland AWMM
    • WW2 Pre 1944 AWMM 11 St. Marks Rd., Remuera, Auckland AWMM
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    • WW2 Mrs. I.G. Cawkwell, The Vicarage, Wolf St., Whangarei (m) AWMM
    • WW2 Mrs. I.G. Cawkwell, 22 Wolfe St., Whangarei (m) AWMM
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  • George Law Cawkwell (born 25 October 1919, Auckland, New Zealand[1]) is a classical scholar who has specialized in ancient history of Greece in the 4th century BC.[2][3]

    George Cawkwell was educated at [1], Auckland in New Zealand and became head boy there.[4] He attended the University of Auckland from 1938, gaining BA and MA degrees.

    He joined the army in 1942 during World War II and fought with the Fijian Infantry in the Solomons in 1944, where he was wounded in action. (see images) (Evening Post, Volume CXXXVII, Issue 95, 22 April 1944, Page 8)

    Cawkwell was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, studying at Christ Church 1946. He played in the position of lock for the Scotland national rugby union team, gaining his cap in 1947.[1][]

    For most of his life, Cawkwell was a Fellow and Praelector in Ancient History of University College, Oxfo
    Public - Peter - Other relative - 27 September 2017



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    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 11 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1943 to 30th June, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.24 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 14 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1944 to 31st December, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.18 AWMM


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27 September 2017PeterRiverlea, Hamilton, NZOther relative

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