HAWKEY, Leslie Gordon
(Service number 72028)

First Rank Private Last Rank Rifleman


Date 11 March 1905 Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Salesman - CFCA
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status single
Next of Kin Thomas Hawkey (father)6 King Street, Timaru
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 37th Reinforcements, A company
Date 9 May 1918
Transport HMNZT 103, Maunganui
Embarked From Wellington Destination Liverpool, ENgland
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With NZ Rifle Brigade, 3rd Battalion, 3rd

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

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Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 8 October 1918 Age 21
Place of Death Le Cateau, France
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Anneaux British Cemetery, Nord, France
Memorial Reference III.B.33
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Timaru South School WWI Memorial plaque; Memorial plaque, St Mary's Church, Timaru

Biographical Notes

Fifth son of Thomas and Priscilla Jane Hawkey, 76 King St, Timaru (shown as King's Road). Other brothers who served were Charles Stanley Hawkey (no.78570), Thomas Hawkey (no.6/1094). He also had two other brothers, Forrester and William Grenville, plus four sisters. Leslie's name also appears on his parents gravestone in Timaru Cemetery



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