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VC240   David Hawkes

BORN   1822

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


Date Buried/Cremated   

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



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Indian Mutiny