MajorHAWKER, LANOE GEORGE

Died 23/11/1916

Aged 25

24th Sqdn.
Royal Flying Corps

and
Royal Engineers

V C, D S O, Mentioned in Despatches

Son of Mrs Julia Hawker, of 5, Victoria Terrace, Eastbourne and the late Lieut. Henry Colley Hawker, R.N.

Citation

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."

Commemorated at ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL

Location: Pas de Calais, France
Number of casualties: 986


Memorial details

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