Aircraftman Class I Charles William George HAWKINS

Service No: 142100
Born: Ballarat VIC, 25 April 1910
Enlisted in the RAAF: 25 May 1943
Unit: No. 7 School of Technical Training, Victoria Hotel, Geelong VIC
Died: Injuries, Merlynston VIC, 12 September 1943, Aged 33 Years
Buried: Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Robert and Fanny Ellen Hawkins, of Seddon; husband of Lavinia Alice Hawkins
Roll of Honour: Melbourne VIC
Remembered: Panel 117, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 12 September 1943, the body of Aircraftman Class I Hawkins, a Trainee Technician, was found in his car at Merlynston, Victoria, after he had been visiting his the graves of his wife and child. He died from self-inflicted injuries.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/17/306

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