|Place of birth||Wallan Wallan, Victoria|
|True Name||HAWKE, Edward|
|Age at embarkation||28|
|Next of kin||Brother, B Roach, Shepparton, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||1st Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/18/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||53rd Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 9), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Joined 1st Bn, Gallipoli, 6 August 1915.
Found guilty, 5 September 1915, of bad language and behaviour disrespectful to an Officer: awarded 14 days' confined to barracks.
Found guilty, Mudros West, 8 October 1915, of being absent from Camp from 6000, 3 October, till 2100, 6 October 1915: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 4 days' pay under Royal Warrant.
Rejoined Bn, Gallipoli, from Reinforcements Camp, 30 October 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria, 28 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Found guilty, Tel el Kebir, 7 January 1916, of being drunk in town about 1840, 30 December 1915: fined 2/6d.
Found guilty, 8 January 1916, of being absent without leave from Tattoo, 29 December 1915, till arrested at 1840, 5 January 1916: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 8 days' pay by Royal Warrant.
Transferred to 53rd Bn, 13 February 1916, and taken on strength, Tel el Kebir, 14 March 1916
Found guilty, 24 February 1916, of (1) breaking Camp; (2) being absent without leave from Tattoo, 23 February, till arrested by Cairo Picquet at 2100, 19 February 1916: awarded 28 days' detention, and forfeited 28 days' pay under Royal Warrant.
Rejoined Bn from detention, 21 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 June 1916.
Found guilty, 11 July 1916, of while on Active Service drunkenness and being absent from parade, 1400-1700, 7 July 1916: awarded 168 hours' Field Punishment No 2.
Reported Missing in Action, 19 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 2 September 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, ROACH David|