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Surname HAWKER
Given Name(s) or Initial(s) Henry Colley
Regimental Number
Unit Name 2nd South Australian Mounted Rifles
Extracts and Comments
(from Sources as shown)

Newbury1: ex-Lieut. RN.
Roe: no Reg. No. in Murray.
URL1: QSA & 3 clasps.
URL2: Lieut. HAWKER RN anxious to join SA Contingent finding own horse and equipment.
URL3: Lieut. HAWKER certified medically fit and sailing for S. Africa c4.1900 to join S. Aust. Contingent, temporarily attached to Duke of Cambridge's Own (Yeomanry) at Aldershot Eng. for training.
Source References
Murray: Official Records of the Australian Contingents etc. page(s) 350
Newbury1: South Australians and the South African War page(s) 17
Ad. Advertiser: Adelaide Advertiser newspaper date(s) 14.12.1901
Register: The Register newspaper South Australia 27.2.1900
Chronicle: Chronicle newspaper Adelaide SA date(s) 24.3.1900
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Apology: For some time now it has been difficult to keep up with the newly available sources (especially the Trove newspaper site) plus the flow of contributions and queries. So I have been forced to prioritise maintenance and data entry over replying to correspondence. Nevertheless, your contributions are being added to the database and acknowledged on the contributions page and, although my replies are many months behind, I will attempt to get to them more often.
Colin Roe

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