Lanoe George HAWKER VC, DSO, MID


HAWKER, Lanoe George

Service Number: Major
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Not yet discovered
Last Unit: Unspecified British Units
Born: Longparish, England, 31 December 1890
Home Town: Bungaree, Clare and Gilbert Valleys, South Australia
Schooling: Stubbington House School, Royal Navy College Dartmouth, Royal Military Academy
Occupation: Aviator
Died: Killed in Action - Bullet to back of head, Bapaume, France, 23 November 1916, aged 25 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide Torrens Training Depot, Arras Flying Services Memorial, Bungaree Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

Date unknown: Involvement Royal Flying Corps, SN Major, Unspecified British Units

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

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

News has been received that Major L. G. Hawker has been killed. Major Lanoe George Hawker, V.C, D.S.O.. Royal Engineers, was attached to the Royal Flying Corps. He was educated at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, and the  Royal Military College, Woolwich, and entered the Royal Engineers in 1911. During the present war he acted as flight commander of tbe Royal Flying Corps, end received mention in despatches, as well as the D.S.O. and the  V.C. Major Hawker was the second son of tbe late Lieut. H. C. Hawker, R.N., of Bungaree, Clare.