HAWKE, John Martin
(Service number 49189)

First Rank Last Rank Private


Date 7 January 1884 Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Tairei Beach
Occupation farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status married
Next of Kin Mrs Francis Hawke (mother) Geraldine
Religion COE
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 26th Reinforcements Otago Infantry Regiment, D Company
Date 6 September 1917
Transport HMNZT 85, Willochra
Embarked From Wellington Destination Devonport, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Otago Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion 8th (Southland) Company

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
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Post-war Occupations


Date 12 October 1917 Age 33
Place of Death Ypres, Belgium
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen
Memorial Reference NZ Apse, Panel 3
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Geraldine Church Memorial; Geraldine War Memorial

Biographical Notes

Killed in action on Belle Vue Spur, Passchendaele. Son of William and Frances Hawke nee Hunton, of Geraldine. Husband Winifred Hawke, nee Frazer (m 1917) of Salcombe St, Kaitangata, Otago. FIve brothers including Albert Roy Hawke (ser no 3/410) who was awarded the Military Medal, three sisters. Parents were married in Sheffield Yorkshire, Jun 1864 before emigrating to NZ.



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