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Samuel Charles HAWKINS

Regimental number1784
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolSt Johns Church of England, Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMariner
AddressAtholdene Cromwell Road, Whistable, Kent, England
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinWife, Mrs L Hawkins, Atholdene Cromwell Road, Whistable, Kent, England
Previous military serviceServed for 5 years in the Royal Naval Reserve.
Enlistment date6 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 19 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was trading down to Port Morsby in the S.S. Morinea, Burns Phillip Line from Sydney and on his offering his service to the A.I.F. the Captain of the Ship cause a very nice Roll of Honour to be placed in the ships cabin. It was 2.6 years in the service before "Orient" & "P & O Lines".
FateDied of disease 15 February 1916
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death32
Place of burialCairo War Memorial Cemetery (Row D, Grave No. 316), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
85

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