Hawkins, Leslie William

    Date of birth:
    November 16th, 1919
    Service number:
    PJX185199
    Nationality:
    British (1801-present, Kingdom)

    Biography

    Leslie William Hawkins served from November 1939 until February 1946 with the Royal Navy. He took part in the Dover Convoys, the Bruneval Raid, the Dieppe Raid and the landings at Omaha Beach.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Signalman
    Unit:
    Royal Navy
    Awarded on:
    December 10th, 1942
    Awarded for:
    Operation Jubilee
    Action:
    Citation:
    "During the Dieppe operation, on the 19th August 1942, although slightly wounded at the beginning of the action, continued, during thirteen hours, to assure the transmission of signals under a violent bombardment."
    Details:
    Awarded with Silver Star.
    Croix de Guerre (1939-1945)
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Action:
    Received with "FRANCE AND GERMANY" clasp.
    Atlantic Star
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Action:
    Received with clasp "1939 - 1947".
    Royal Navy Medal

    Sources

    • Photo 1: John Hawkins
    • Photo: John Hawkins
    • - Newspaper Article Croix de Guerre
      - Awarding document Croix de Guerre
      - Family records

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