Driver Richard William Hawkins enlisted on 24 January 1916.

He was a 20 year old, single, clerk from George Street, Parramatta. He lived with his father, Joseph Hawkins, and was of the Church of England. He served as part of the 35 Infantry Battalion. He embarked aboard the HMAT Benalla A24 from Sydney on 1 May 1916. He served overseas in France.

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Kimberly Russell – Volunteer Research Assistant, City of Parramatta, Parramatta Heritage Centre, 2016