A South Africa Boer War and Great War pair awarded to Lieutenant C.A.W. Hawker, 3rd Militia Battalion and 2nd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment, who served on operations in the Cape Colony, the Orange Free State, and the Transvaal from September 1900 to July 1901, and later served with the 11th Garrison Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry during the Great War.

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A South Africa Boer War and Great War pair awarded to Lieutenant C.A.W. Hawker, 3rd Militia Battalion and 2nd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment, who served on operations in the Cape Colony, the Orange Free State, and the Transvaal from September 1900 to July 1901, and later served with the 11th Garrison Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry during the Great War. Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902, 4 Clasps: Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, engraved naming; (LIEUT. C.A.W. HAWKER. WILTS: RGT:); British War Medal 1914-1919; (LIEUT. C.A.W. HAWKER.) Condition: Good Very Fine. Clarence Arthur Wellington Hawker was born on 18th June 1881 in East Hampstead, near Bracknell, Berkshire, the son of Charles Frederick Hawker and Emily Hulbert Hawker, formerly Aldam, his father being a fund holder, and then served with the 3rd Militia Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment, being embodied with the ongoing Boer War in South Africa on 16th January 1900, and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant on 21st March 1900, being promoted to Temporary Lieutenant on 11th September 1900. Hawker was then attached to the 2nd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment for service in South Africa from 12th September 1900, being present on operations in the Cape Colony, the Orange Free State, and the Transvaal. Granted sick leave and sent home from 17th July 1901, he was then granted a free commission as a Lieutenant into the 3rd Militia Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment on 28th September 1901, and saw service with the Depot of the Wiltshire Regiment from 24th December 1901, and then saw further service in South Africa from 27th May to 9th December 1902. In 1903 Hawker was then attached to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers for an appointment in the Indian Army. With the outbreak of the Great War, Hawker was appointed to Temporary Lieutenant with the 8th Reserve Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment on 2nd August 1916, and served on attachment to the 11th Garrison Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry from 2nd August to 21st August 1916, but appears to have been still shown on the strength of the 11th Garrison Battalion in the 1920 Army List. Additionally entitled to the Victory Medal.