1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment

Private George Leonard Hawkes

Pte George Leonard Hawkes, 204221, 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment, died of wounds in Belgium on November 5th, 1917. He joined the Bedfordshire Regiment (No. 3443) at the outbreak of war and was severely wounded in the jaw and shoulder at Gallipoli, requiring two years of medical treatment. Within a fortnight of later being drafted to France with the Norfolks he was so severely wounded in the head that he died a few hours later.

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