Hawke, Second Lieutenant Stanley

Australian Flying Corps

Stanley Hawke was born in Par, Cornwall, in England, and was working as a Shipwright in Swan Hill, Victoria, aged 25, when he enlisted in the 37th Infantry Battalion in Melbourne on 26 January 1916. He departed from Melbourne on HMAT A34 Persic on 3 June 1916. He served with the 37th Bn on the Western Front until he transferred to the 2nd Anzac Corps Salvage Section in April 1917. He left France to join the AFC in England for flying instruction in November, and graduated as a
pilot in May 1918, when he was commissioned.

In June he was admitted to Tetbury Cottage Hospital, where he died from pneumonia in on 13 July 1918.

2Lt S Hawke is buried in New Ground at Tywardreath, Cornwall, England.

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