Thomas J Hawkless
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Thomas J Hawkless

Thomas John 3 Hawkless (Thomas Hawkless 2, John Hawkley 1) was born about 1851 in Warrnambool, Victoria and died July 24, 1911 at Waterfall, NSW. He married Mary Annie Mallitt in 1880 in Ryde, NSW. She was born in 1845, died in 1925.

Children of Thomas John 3 Hawkless and Mary Annie Mallitt:

Amy Evaline 4 b. 1880 married Laurence Justinian O'Donnell in 1911
Ernest A T
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b. 1883 married Olive E. Gascoigne 1922, died 1969
Cecil N b. 1886 married Elsie M Magnus 1913
Cyril C b. 1889 married Elsie B. Kitching, 1918, died 1965

The photographs shown below were provided by Cathy McHardy, a descendant of Thomas John and Mary Annie Mallitt's daughter Amy Evaline who married Laurence Justinian O'Donnell.

Thomas with his mother Eliza about 1858
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Thomas aged 19
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The photograph below was provided by Fred Hawkless whose father Sidney George Hawkless was, like his first cousin Ernest, with the 56th Battalion. The postcard is of the "SS Suevic" - used on just one trooping trip to the Dardanelles in 1915.   

The signature of Ernest Hawkless is shown near the centre of this postcard. Other information on names on this card have been taken from the World War I Roll on the Australian War Memorial website These are Pte Norman Leslie Anderson No. 3002, 56th Battalion, KIA 20-Oct-17; Pte Hubert Henry Saunders Rogers, No. 3244a, DOW, 25-Jul-16, Pte George Langton No. 3162 13th TAB, returned to Australia, Pte Alexander Edmund Aitken, No. 3004, 39th Battalion, returned to Australia and Gnr John Fulton, No. 3085,5th DAH'Crs, returned to Australia.

The "SS Suevic" was used as a troop ship just once to the Dardanelles in 1915. Ernest Hawkless' signature appears on the centre of this card. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal during WWI
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The Ryde Library site has a photograph of Ernest and his mother Mary Annie Mallitt - see link below: this link takes you to the entry point for the Ryde Library. The catalogue links relating to the Hawkless and Woodcock families are shown below. This link takes you to the Ryde Library catalogue. this link gives you results if you type HAWKLESS into the search field of the photo catalogue. this link gives you results if you type WOODCOCK into the search field on the photo catalogue.