Is this character considered semi-canon or non-canon?—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Simen_Johannes_Fagerli (talkcontribs).

This character is fully canon because he appears in the book. Please leave your signature using these four tildes ~ ~ ~ ~. --DCLM (talk) 08:00, July 14, 2013 (UTC)
No, he doesn't. I think you refer to John Dawlish? Hawkes Hawlish was the name of an Auror accompanying Fudge to arrest Dumbledore, he was cut from the final draft and was given the "correct" name. Dawlish. User:Simen Johannes Fagerli.

Merge with John Dawlish

This article, as currently presented, has been bothering me for quite some time. It's the product of speculation, and misinformed guesses.

Firstly, this character is mentioned in two completely different instances and by two different names ("DUMBLEDORE: Don't be silly, Hawkes. Leave the wand there" in the arrest of Dumbledore scene, and "HAWLISH: Be reasonable, Hagrid!", "Fang leaps from the open door onto Hawlish, knocking the man over." during Hagrid's arrest). Nothing at all links "Hawkes" to "Hawlish" and I believe there's no evidence whatsoever to back the claim that these two are supposed to be the same.

Secondly, even if it was proven that "Hawkes" and "Hawlish" are one and the same, I see no evidence to suggest that Hawlish is the surname and Hawkes is the given name. He could easily be called "Hawlish Hawkes" as far as we know. The assumption that his name is Hawkes Hawlish might be, in itself, mistaken.

Thirdly, and more importantly, I think it's painfully obvious that this character (in both "Hawkes" and "Hawlish" incarnations) is meant to be John Dawlish -- the Auror who did all the things he's supposed to have done, in the novel (being asked by Fudge to arrest Dumbledore, and appealing to Hagrid to "be reasonable"). Mispellings and name misconceptions do not intend to create a different character at all, so, having a separate article is innappropriate (if so, we'd have to create separate articles for "Batholith" Bagshot, "Canard" Dumbledore, "Godlike's" Hollow, Quirinus "Quirrel", and so on).

I call for merge with John Dawlish. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 21:49, November 15, 2013 (UTC)

Even though I'm the one who created it, I agree with you. This should be merged. --Hunnie Bunn (talk) 21:56, November 15, 2013 (UTC)