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Regiment & Unit/Ship

Royal Flying Corps

24th Sqdn.

Date of Death

Died 23 November 1916

Age 25 years old

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • Secondary Unit, Regiment and Royal Engineers
  • Country of Service United Kingdom
  • Awards Victoria Cross, Distinguished Service Order, Mentioned in Despatches
  • Additional Info Son of Mrs Julia Hawker, of 5, Victoria Terrace, Eastbourne and the late Lieut. Henry Colley Hawker, R.N.
  • Additional Citation note

    An extract from The London Gazette, dated 24th Aug., 1915, records the following:-"For most conspicuous bravery and very great ability on 25th July, 1915. When flying alone he attacked three German aeroplanes in succession. The first managed eventually to escape, the second was driven to ground damaged, and the third, which he attacked at a height of about 10,000 feet, was driven to earth in our lines, the pilot and observer being killed. The personal bravery shown by this Officer was of the very highest order, as the enemy's aircraft were armed with machine guns, and all carried a passenger as well as the pilot."

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