E. Hawthorn

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Tales of valour

Military Cross

Military Cross

HAWTHORNE Edward, (2nd Lieutenant)

1st Battalion, Tank Corps

For gallantry and devotion to duty in the action near Beaucourt-en-Santerre on August 8th, 1918, when in command of a tank carrying infantry. His car received two direct hits which wounded most of his crew. He continued to fight his tank to the end, destroying the anti-tank gun and numerous machine-gun posts. His conduct was an inspiring example to his crew.

MILITARY CROSS

1914-15 STAR

BRITISH WAR MEDAL 1914-18 (SILVER)

VICTORY MEDAL

CROIX DE GUERRE WITH PALM AND STAR