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VC240 David Hawkes
DIED 14 August 1858 AGE 36
VC Won 11 March 1858 AGE 36
Place VC Won Iron Bridge, Lucknow
War/Campaign The Indian Mutiny
Name David Hawkes No.
VC Issue No. 240 Awards VC
Regiment Rifle Brigade, 2nd Battalion
Later Royal Green Jackets
Now 2nd and 4th Battalions The Rifles
Rank VC Won Private
Rank End Of Career Private
Place Of Birth Witham, Essex, England
Place Of Death Fyzabad, India
Buried/Location Ashes Location unknown, India
Headstone Plot/Grave no.
Gazetted 24 December 1858
VC Presented Registered post to his father on the 10 February 1859
P Named on Rifle Brigade Role of Fame Memorial, Winchester Cathedral, Hampshire
By The Way…
Hawkes Victoria Cross was brought by a Mr Lestor Weston, an American banker in the 1920s, for his medal collection. The collection has been loaned to the Fitzwilliam Muesuem.
VC Held By
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England