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Edwin Hawkins

Headstone of Gnr Edwin  Hawkins 449790. Port Chalmers RSA Cemetery, Dunedin City Council Block 1, Plot 21. Image kindly provided by Allan Steel CC-BY 4.0.

Headstone of Gnr Edwin Hawkins 449790. Port Chalmers RSA Cemetery, Dunedin City Council Block 1, Pl …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edwin AWMM
  • Surname
    Hawkins AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Ted Hawkins AWMM
  • Service number
    • 44970 AWMM
    • NZ4311050 AWMM
    • WWII 449790 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    22 August 1922 AWMM WaimateCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Dorothy Ina Hawkins (mother) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 December 1940 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Pacific Theatre of War AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
  • Service number
    • 44970 AWMM
    • NZ4311050 AWMM
    • WWII 449790 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 16 July 1941 AWMM
    Age 18 AWMM
    Railway Fireman/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • According to family, Ted joined the NZ Army in 1941 and transferred to the RNZAF from 27 August 1943-9 April 1945. He was overseas with the Air Force, and then transferred back to the Army on 9 April 1945. Family do not know what his rank on embarkation was, although his Air Force rank was Leading Aircraftman. His memorial plaque states that he was a Gunner, New Zealand Artillery, but there is no record as the files are missing. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    • 21 June 1966 AWMM
      Age 44 AWMM
      DunedinOtago AWMM
    • 26 January 1966 Allan Steel Cemetery Project
      Age 44 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Port Chalmers RSA Cemetery, Dunedin City Council AWMM Block 1, Plot 21 AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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    This record was partially compiled from data kindly provided by Allan Steel Cemetery Project (2020) AWMM

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