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Charles Joseph Hawke

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Charles Joseph AWMM
  • Surname
    Hawke AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 24/1999 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1889 AWMM GreytownWellington Region AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Mary Hawke (mother), Martinborough, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 24/1999 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
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Grocer/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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Charles and Mary Mortimore Hawke, of 113 Bannister Street, Masterton.

    Note: Although Lance Corporal Hawke left with the 10th Reinforcements, he was in fact part of the 4th Reinforcements to the 1st and 2nd Battalions, New Zealand Rifle Brigade. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    12 October 1917 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM XVI.A.19. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: Auckland Weekly News, 15 November 1917, p. 21. "Lance-Corporal C. J. Hawke, aged 28 years, who was killed in action in France on October 12, was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hawke, of Martinborough, late of Greytown. He was well-known in Greytown and Martinborough. He worked for the W.F.C.A. at Greytown for a number of years, also for Mr. Kershaw, Martinborough. He enlisted with the tenth reinforcements, and went through practically all the heavy fighting in France, being right through the Somme, Messines, and other big battles. He came through without hurt until October 12, when he was killed." AWMM
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  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Memorial gates, Greytown Soldiers Memorial Park, Kuratawhiti Street, Greytown, Wairarapa, New Zealand AWMM
    • Memorial trees, 117 lime trees, Avenue of Remembrance, Greytown Soldiers Memorial Park, Kuratawhiti Street, Greytown, Wairarapa, New Zealand AWMM

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  • On behalf of my Grandad, your nephew called Adrian, son of your sister known as Kitty, thank you for all you did for our country. You are remembered and your memorials at Masterton and in Greytown are visited by at least three of Kitty's descendants. Kitty's son Ian has a son Donald who also visits. God bless your soul and all the souls of the lives lost. We pray for world peace.
    Public - Nikki - Other relative - 11 November 2017



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19 June 2022Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
11 November 2017NikkiWellingtonOther relative

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