Looking for any family members or descendants of Lt Robert A. Hawke


Lt Hawke was KIA on Nov. 29, 1944 near Welz Germany. He was a member of the 771st Tank Battalion attached to the 102nd Infantry Division.

The Ritzen family have adopted his grave at the American Cemetery at Margraten, the Netherlands. They have not been able to find much information on him and would like a picture or family member so they could learn more about the soldier who rests in this spot in Margraten Cemetery.


What I have been able to find out is that Lt Hawke was killed on Wednesday Nov. 29, 1944. He was married to a person named Rose who was from Watertown NY and they had a son. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. James H. and Elice W.  HAWKE , Springfield, Ohio. He had 2 sisters, Pauline and Christine and one brother James W Hawke.


If you have information  Lt Hawke, his family or any other details that would be helpful please feel free to contact me at.  bill@hobbydog.net  or The Ritzen family at  h.ritzen59@gmail.com Any information would be very much appreciated.


Information Sources:

American Cemetery at Margraten, the Netherlands

Grave record

Killed in Action. First Lt. Robert A. HAWKE , 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. James H. HAWKE , Springfield, Route 1, and husband of Mrs. Rose HAWKE , Watertown, N.Y.


This is a piece of info I found from his son looking for info on the family.


Robert A. Hawke



















Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army

Service # O1017865

771st Tank Battalion

Entered the Service from: New York
Died: 29-Nov-44
Buried at: Plot A Row 19 Grave 28
Netherlands American Cemetery
Margraten, Netherlands Awards: Purple Heart




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