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John Martin HAWKEY

Date of birth12 October 1877
Place of birthCamden New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressKeynshaw, Melford Street, Hurlstone Park, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Next of kinWife, Mrs Annie Louise Hawkey, Keynshaw, Melford Street, Hurlstone Park, New South Wales
Previous military serviceService with the New South Wales Mounted Rifles in the Boer War. Took part in the contingent to Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897.
Enlistment date13 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name36th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/53/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 13 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion


Unit: 33rd Battalion
Promotion date: 1 November 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 3 September 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)

Promoted honorary major in the Permanent Military Forces 1 May 1920; transferred to the Australian Instructional Corps 14 April 1921; Area Officer 1 May 1920 to 15 February 1921; Adjutant 21st Light Horse 1 May 1921 to 30 September 1929; Adjutant and Quartermaster 53rd Infantry Battalion 1 October 1929 to 30 June 1930; Instructor, Australian Army Ordnance Corps, 2nd District Base, 15 October 1930 until retirement. Retired as honorary lieutenant colonel, Retired List, 28 November 1936.


Military Cross

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal. Adjutant to the 36th Battalion 1 August 1916 to 1 November 1917

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