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Full Name: Charles Joseph Hawke
Rank Last Held: Lance Corporal
Forename(s): Charles Joseph
Surname: Hawke
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 24/1999
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 1889
Place of Birth: Greytown, Wairarapa, New Zealand
First Known Rank: Rifleman
Occupation before Enlistment: Grocer
Next of Kin: Mrs Mary Hawke (mother), Martinborough, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit: 4th Reinforcements 2nd Battalion, F Company
Embarkation Date: 4 March 1916
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport:
Vessel: Willochra or Tofua
Destination: Suez,Egypt (8 April 1916)
Nominal Roll Number: 26
Page on Nominal Roll: 32
Last Unit Served: CanterburyInfantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion
Place of Death: Ypres, Belgium
Date of Death: 12 October 1917
Age at Death: 28
Year of Death: 1917
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Reference: XVI.A.19.
Memorial Name:
  • Memorial gates, Greytown Soldiers Memorial Park, Kuratawhiti Street, Greytown, Wairarapa, New Zealand
  • Memorial trees, 117 lime trees, Avenue of Remembrance, Greytown Soldiers Memorial Park, Kuratawhiti Street, Greytown, Wairarapa, New Zealand
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."
Biographical Notes:
  • 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.
Description of Image:
  • Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917
  • Names panel, left, Memorial gates, Greytown Soldiers Memorial Park (photo G.A. Fortune 2012)
  • Memorial gates, Greytown Soldiers Memorial Park (photo G.A. Fortune 2012)
  • Dedication plaque and stone, with a view of the 117 trees planted as an Avenue of Remembrance a walkway in the Greytown Soldiers Memorial Park (photo G.A. Fortune 2012)
  • Dedication plaque, Avenue of Remembrance, Greytown Soldiers Memorial Park. Inscription: 'These lime trees were planted in 1922, in memory of 117 men who fell in World War 1.' The plaque rests at the base of the large stone (photo G.A. Fortune 2012)
  • View, Avenue of Remembrance, Greytown Soldiers Memorial Park (photo G.A. Fortune 2012)
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