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Military Cross and 1914 trio – HAC and RFA.

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Military Cross, Geo. V, 1914 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.

to – Capt. George Laurence Hawes

Military Cross – unnamed as issued.

1914 Star – to 891 Pte. G. L. Hawes, H.A.C.

Pair to – Capt. G. L. Hawes

With original photo of recipient as an old man and good copy group photo of him as RA officer in 1917.

George Laurence Hawes, an insurance clerk in early life, born 1892, was the son of a Solicitor and entered the HAC in 1909, serving to 1911 and then re-engaging with them (1st HAC Infantry) in 1914.

Address given in 1914 HAC records as Hollingbourne, Purley, which was also address on MIC.

Served in UK 4th Aug. 1914 to 18th Sept. 1914; overseas from Sept. 1914 to May 1919. Entered F/F theatre on 18th Sept. 1914.

2/Lieut., 12th July 1915; to Lieut., 3rd Sept. 1917; Actg. Captain as of 7th Oct. 1917.

Commissioned into Royal Field Artillery on 11th July 1915 and recorded in HAC records as wounded on one occasion. Wound also recorded in the “Army and Navy Gazette” for 29th April 1916.

Awarded the Military Cross per LG 3rd June 1919.

LG states Lieut., Acting Captain with C/95 Battery.

NOTE – when sold on a previous occasion, the group carried a 1914 Clasp and an MID emblem – neither of these is recorded on his medal rolls (though he would have been entitled to the clasp), so they have been removed.

With copies of LGs, medal rolls and MIC and HAC register entries.

NEF condition.