|Death: ||Feb. 2, 1879|
Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Maghera, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland he enlisted in the British Army in 1836 at age 14. He was serving as a bugler with 52nd (Oxfordshire) Regiment of Foot on 14 September 1857 when he performed the deeds for which he was awarded the VC. The citation reads: "Bugler Hawthorne, who accompanied the explosion party, not only performed the dangerous duty on which he was employed, but previously attached himself to Lieutenant Salkeld, of the Engineers, when dangerously wounded, bound up his wounds under a heavy musketry fire, and had him removed without further injury." (London Gazette 27 April 1858) The Kashmir Gate was blown by a party of engineers including Lieutenant Duncan Charles Home, Lieutenant Philip Salkeld and Sergeant John Smith. Bugler Hawthorne later returned to England and died in Manchester. His Victoria Cross is displayed at the Royal Green Jackets Museum in Winchester. (bio by: Milou)
Metropolitan Borough of Manchester
Greater Manchester, England
Plot: Grave is unmarked.
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Record added: Jul 14, 2005
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