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Graeme Bradshaw Hawkes

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Portrait, Graeme Bradshaw Hawkes (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Graeme Bradshaw Hawkes (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyrigh …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Graeme Bradshaw AWMM
  • Surname
    Hawkes AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    38061 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    26 October 1917 AWMM WhangareiNorthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1 March 1941 AWMM Hackett Street, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Lillias Hawkes (mother), Onerahi, Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 7 April 1941 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    38061 AWMM
  • Military service
    School Cadets AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Trentham Camp AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Mar 1941 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    Chemist/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2 POW - Transit Camps: Derna, Barce, Bengghazi, Tripoli, Garian. AWMM
      Sidi Rezegh, Western Desert AWMM
      28 November 1941 AWMM
      Attached to 5th Field Ambulance and were advancing with 5th Brigade for the relief of Tobruk. AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Capua AWMM
      30 December 1941 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Chiavari AWMM
      26 Jan 1942-20 November 1942 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Bergamo AWMM
      21 Nov 1942-5 April 1943 AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 1 April 1943 AWMM Repatriation to Egypt; then to New Zealand March 1944 AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Other, Unknown Period AWMM
      Spectacles AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Possible tuberculosis B infection after working in the P.O.W. Hospital, Ospedale Ricoveo Di Bergamo. The problem was never confirmed, but watched long term. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of George Augustus Hawkes (WW1 48793) and Lillias Hawkes of Takapuna, Auckland.

    Graeme wrote notes in the family genealogy book: "A medic; served in the Middle east. Served in Field Ambulance Unit, taken prisoner of war at Sidi Rezegh then spent 18 months in Italy."

    After the war he had a pharmacy business in Te Aroha.

    Three brothers served in WW2: the eldest brother served in the Navy; Graeme Bradshaw Hawkes (38061) a POW and David Handforth Hawkes (NZ40739) who was killed in RNZAF flying training accident in New Zealand.

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 2001 AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    13 April 2009 AWMM
    Age 91 AWMM
    WhangareiNorthland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Onerahi Cemetery, Onerahi, Whangarei, New Zealand AWMM Ashes F. Plot 12 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 15 April 2009 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • In Loving Memory
    Public - Ian - Other relative - 25 April 2016

Sources

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