WW1/WW2 Family group. Hawkes. Royal Artillery, Fire Service. Bexley Heath, Kent


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Father. Correctly named Victory Medal 204994 Gnr IJ Hawkes RA

Isaac served with the 129th Battery RA. His service papers survive and from these we see he enlisted in December 1915 and was with the Army of Occupation in Germany in 1919. An address for him in the papers is 34 Trim Street, Newcross. In fact, he has other addresses listed there too. He is entitled to a pair.

Son. William James Hawkes. Born 1913 and in 1939 we see him listed as being a greens keeper/tractor driver. Not too sure if he was serving with the Fire Service after the war started but must have served 20 years to obtain his LSGC. (this medal was brought into being in 1954) Named William J Hawkes, Defence Medal unnamed as issued.

The Fire LSGC is swing mounted on a clasp for wear with his Defence medal so one could wonder if later during the War he started his service with the Fire Service?

Also with the group is the WW2 transmittal box for presumably his Defence Medal address to him in Bexley Heath, Kent. The address is confirmed in the 39 Register.

A nice lot with the pair on original silk ribbons and the Victory on a length of modern ribbon


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