HAWKEY, Charles Stanley
(Service number 78570)

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Date 30 June 1884 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date 28 November 1917 Age 33 years
Address at Enlistment 30 Queen Street, Timaru
Occupation Boot salesman
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs Lucretia Jeanette HAWKEY (wife), 30 Queen Street, Timaru
Religion Methodist
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Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 40th Reinforcements, A Company
Date 10 July 1918
Transport Tahiti
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
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Date 16 January 1956 Age 71 years
Place of Death Ashburton
Memorial or Cemetery Ashburton Cemetery
Memorial Reference Area 180, Plot 27
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Charles Stanley Hawkey, born on 30 June 1884 at Timaru, was the third son of Tom and Priscilla (née Beswetherick) Hawkey, both of whom hailed from Cornwall, England. Along with his brothers and sisters, he was educated at Timaru South and Timaru Main schools. On 24 March 1913 at Timaru, he married Lucretia Jeanette Lennie, known as Jeanette. When Charles enlisted on 28 November 1917 at Timaru, he and Jeanette were living at 30 Queen Street, Timaru, John employed as a boot salesman. Private C. S. Hawkey embarked for Plymouth, England, on 10 July 1918, with the 40th Reinforcements per the “Tahiti”.

Rifleman C. S. Hawkey returned to New Zealand by the “Somerset” which was due at Lyttelton about 12 August 1919. Charles Stanley Hawkey died on 16 January 1956 at Ashbburton and was buried in the RSA section of Ashburton Cemetery. Jeanette died in 1966. His brother Leslie Gordon Hawkey was killed in action in France on 8 October 1918 and another brother, Thomas Hawkey, also served in World War One.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [20 May 2021]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [20 May 2021]; Ashburton Cemetery burial record (Ashburton District Council) [20 May 2021]; Timaru Herald, 30 July 1919 (Papers Past) [26 April 2021]

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