HAWKE, Samuel John
(Service number 7/2264)
|Aliases||Known as Jack|
|First Rank||Lance Corporal||Last Rank||Lance Corporal|
|Date||26 November 1889||Place of Birth||Makikihi, South Canterbury|
|Date||6 November 1915||Age||25 years|
|Address at Enlistment||Shaw Street, Salt Water, Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Robert HAWKE (father), Hunter, Canterbury|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||10th Reinforcements, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, C Squadron|
|Date||4 March 1916|
|Transport||Willochra or Tofua|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
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|Date||17 May 1988||Age||98 years|
|Place of Death||Lower Hutt|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Karori Crematorium, Wellington; ashes interred Porirua Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||Porirua - Row R, Plot 11|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Samuel John Hawke, known as Jack, was born on 26 November 1889 at Makikihi, South Canterbury, the second son of Robert and Mary Ann (née Payne) Hawke. When he enlisted, he was a cartage contractor and residing in Sgaw Street, Salt Water, Timaru. He named his father as next-of-kin – Robert Hawke, Hybter, Canterbury. Lance Corporal S. J. Hawke embarked with the Canterbury Mounted Rifles of the 10th Reinforcements, departing from Wellington on 144 March 1916 for Suez, Egypt.
S. J. Hawke, 7/2264, Hunter, returned home from Egypt in April 1919 on the troopship Kaikoura (Daft 230), which was due on 17 April 1919. Samuel John Hawke married Delicia Isabel Greer on 13 May 1925 at the Tawa Flat Methodist Church. The wedding reception was held at the Private Hotel, Porirua. They had two children. Delicia died in 1957 and was buried in the Porirua Cemetery. Samuel died on 17 May 1988 at Lower Hutt, aged 98. He was cremated at Karori Crematorium, Wellington, and his ashes were interred with Delicia.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [31 October 2021]; Timaru Herald, 2 April 1919, NZ Times, 17 June 1925 (Papers Past) [12 October 2021; 01 November 2021]; Porirua Cemetery headstone image (Find A Grave) [01 November 2021]; Karori Crematorium record (Wellington City Council) [31 October 2021]
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