World Wars

A number of the Hawson family were involved in the two World Wars. Listed below are some details. If anyone would like to add any more information on family members involved in any miltary combat, please contact me here.


WORLD WAR I

GERALD STANDLEY HAWSON 
b. 8 March 1888, Lake Wangary, West Coast,  South Australia.
Son of George Gregory Hawson and Adelaide Standley.
Married Ida Woodcock.
d. 7 October 1917,

Killed in action, 7 October 1917. Buried were he fell on the Western Front, at Ypres, near the Belguim border – to the best of our knowledge (G.E. Barry).

Service Number:  5588Profile pic hawson
Rank/Calling:  Private
Unit:  27 Infantry Battalion – 13 to 18 Reinforcements (June-December 1916)
Ship Name:  HMAT Ballarat
Ship Number:  A70
Date of Embarkation:  12/08/1916
Place of Embarkation:  Adelaide
Number:  5588
Rank:  Private [Pte]
Unit:  27th Bn
Service:  Army
Conflict:  1914-1918
Date of Death:  07/10/1917
Place of Death:
Memorial Panel:  110
Cemetery or Memorial Details:  29 The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Belgium
Place Of Enlistment:  Polda, SA
Notes:  HAWSON, Pte. Gerald Stanley, 5588. 27th Bn. 7th Oct., 1917.

[Source:  AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army.]

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ALEXANDER LINCOLN HAWSON
b. 11 April 1894
Son of Matthew Hawson and Catherine Houston.
(They had two sons involved in WWI, also Leslie Hawson [see below]) 

Died of wounds, 12 June 1915, at Gallipolli.

Service Number:  273
Rank/Calling:  Private
Unit:  9 LHR [Light Horse Regiment] (February 1915)
Ship Name:  HMAT Karroo
Ship Number:  A10
Date of Embarkation:  11/02/1915
Place of Embarkation:  Melbourne
Number:  273
Rank:  Trooper [Tpr]
Unit:  9th Australian Light Horse
Service:  Army
Conflict:  1914-1918
Date of Death:  12/06/1915
Place of Death:
Cause of Death:  Died of wounds
Memorial Panel:  7
Cemetery or Memorial Details:  GALLIPOLI 29. Ari Burnu Cemetery Anzac
Place Of Enlistment:  Port Lincoln, SA
Notes:  HAWSON, Tpr. Alexander Lincoln, 273. 9th Australian Light Horse. Died of wounds 12th June, 1915. B. 14.

[Source:  AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army]

LESLIE BOND HAWSON
b. 16 February 1892
Son of Matthew Hawson and Catherine Houston.
m. Gertrude (unknown).

Service Number:  3167Profile pic hawson  leslie bond 3167
Rank/Calling:  Private
Unit:  50 Infantry Battalion – 2 to 9 Reinforcements (April 1916 – February 1917)
Ship Name:  HMAT Berrima
Ship Number:  A35
Date of Embarkation:  16/12/1916
Place of Embarkation:  Adelaide

Leslie was also involved in World War II [see below]

MORE INFORMATION:
More Information and photos can be found here:
World War I Pictorial Honour Roll of South Australians

RSL Virtual War Memorial


WORLD WAR II

LESLIE BOND HAWSON
b. 16 February 1892
Son of Matthew Hawson and Catherine Houston.
m. Gertrude (unknown).

Service Australian Army
Service Number S89004
Date of Birth 12 Feb 1892
Place of Birth PORT LINCOLN, SA
Date of Enlistment 2 Feb 1944
Locality on Enlistment DULWISH
Place of Enlistment PT LINCOLN, SA
Next of Kin HAWSON, GERTRUDE
Date of Discharge Unknown
Rank Private
Posting at Discharge 4 LINES OF COMMUNICATION SIGNALS (PMG)

EDWARD JOHN HAWSON
Son of Reginald Hawson and Mabel [unknown]
b. 22 November 1913, Sandy Bay, Tasmania

died of wounds, 2 January 1943, Papua.

HAWSON, Sergeant, EDWARD JOHN, TX860. A.LF. 2/12 Bn. Australian Infantry. 2nd January 1943. Age 29. Son of Reginald James Hawson and Mabel Hawson, of Hobart, Tasmania. B8. C. 26.