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Richard Neville Hawkes

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 314 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 314 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Richard Neville AWMM
  • Surname
    Hawkes AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 8/1501 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Wilson Street, Timaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    R.N. Hawkes (father), Wilson Street, Timaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 8/1501 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 CanterburyNew Zealand 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Richard Hawkes was the son of Christina Hawkes, of 60 Wilson St., Timaru, New Zealand, and the late R. N. Hawkes. Also served at Gallipoli. AWMM
    • Lance-corporal Richard Neville Hawkes was killed in action on 12 October 1917, on that fateful day at Passchendaele, when 845 New Zealanders died in one day in a failed attack in the mud and bunkers. Great sympathy was felt for Mr and Mrs Hawkes in the loss of their brave son, recorded the Timaru Herald of 3 November 1917. Only in July 1917 Mrs Hawkes had left 5 shillings at the “Herald” Office for the Patriotic Society’s Fund for Christmas comforts for the trenches.
      A memorial notice – “In loving memory” - was inserted in the Timaru Herald in 1920.
      The medals (1914-1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal), plaque and scroll of Lance-Corporal Richard Neville Hawkes were sent to his father.
      One of the hundreds whose bodies were not recovered, Richard is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
      His name and that of his uncle are inscribed on his grandmother’s stone in the Timaru Cemetery, over a plot where his father was also buried in 1923. Public - Elizabeth - Researcher - 29 September 2021 - SCroll project, South Canterbury Museum
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About death

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  • Death
    12 October 1917 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
02 September 2022Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
29 September 2021ElizabethTIMARUResearcher
20 December 2016AllanRotoruaResearcher
05 March 2016AWMMAucklandResearcher

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