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VC633   Lanoe George Hawker

BORN   30 December 1890

DIED   23 November 1916   AGE   25

VC Won   25 July 1915   AGE   24

Place VC Won   Over Hooge, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   Lanoe George Hawker   No.      

VC Issue No.   633   Awards   VC   DSO

Regiment   Royal Flying Corps, No. 6 Squadron & Corps of Royal Engineers


Now   Royal Air Force

Rank VC Won   Captain

Rank End Of Career   Major

Place Of Birth   'Homecroft', Longparish, Hampshire, England

Place Of Death   Near Luisenhof Farm, 2 miles east of Bapaume, France

Buried/Location Ashes   250 yards east of Luisenhof Farm, shot down 2 miles east of Bapaume, Pas de Calais, France


Date Buried/Cremated   23 November 1916

Headstone   Named on the Arras Memorial to the Missing (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no. Grave unlocated

Gazetted   24 August 1915

VC Presented   5 October 1915 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Named on Arras Memorial

P  Memorial window in St Nicholas's Church, Longparish, Hampshire

P  Named on Longparish War Memorial, Hampshire

P  Named on RAF Memorial at St Clement Dane's Church, Aldwych, London

P  Named on memorial, Memorial Chapel, Sandhurst, Camberley, Surrey

P  Named on Royal Engineers honours board, Royal Engineers Museum, Chatham, Kent

P  Stone and brick memorial, Ligny Thilloy, Pas-de-Calais, France

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, Village Hall, Longparish, Hampshire

By The Way…

Invented thigh length fleece-lined 'fug boots' and 'Hawker fore-sight' ring-sight for machine gun

In November 1916 he was killed in a dogfight with Manfred von Richthofen - The Red Baron

VC Held By

Royal Air Force Museum, Grahame Park Way, Hendon, London, England



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Thank you to Kevin Brazier for the photos of the stone and brick memorial, Ligny Thilloy, Pas-de-Calais, France