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 Lanoe George Hawker

Lanoe George Hawker

Birth
Longparish, Test Valley Borough, Hampshire, England
Death 23 Nov 1916 (aged 25)
Bapaume, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Burial Arras, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Plot Flying Services Memorial (No Known Grave)
Memorial ID 9485851 · View Source
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World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Hampshire, England, he served as a Captain in the 6th Squadron, Royal Air Corps and was the first British flying ace. Following an initial air victory in June, on July 25 1915, when on patrol Captain Hawkers brought down three German aircraft near Ypres, Belgium. He later went on to score a total of seven confirmed air combat victories. For most prestigious gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was promoted Major and was the first pilot to receive the Victoria Cross. He was later killed in a dogfight with the legendary German ace the Red Baron Manfred von Richthofen over Bapaume, France. Regiment/Service: Royal Flying Corps, 24th Sqdn. Honors: 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.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 21 Sep 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9485851
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lanoe George Hawker (30 Dec 1890–23 Nov 1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9485851, citing Arras Flying Services Memorial, Arras, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .