Trooper George Stephen Hawken, H103747
Birth place and date: George was born in Miami, MB on 19 January 1923.
Religion: George was a member of the United Church.
Occupation: Before the war, George worked as a farmer for three years prior to enlisting.
Marital Status: George was never married or had any children.
Parents: George’s parents were Howard and Ann Hawken.
Next of kin: George’s next of kin was his mother, Ann Hawken.
Date and location of enlistment: George enlisted on 2 December 1942 in Winnipeg, MB.
Medals: George was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, the France and Germany Star, the Defence Medal, the War Medal, and the CVSM and Clasp.
- George enjoyed playing softball, hockey, hardball, and shooting. He also enjoyed reading books and the newspaper.
- George had one brother, H. Victor (age 19) and four sisters, Beatrice (age 22), Margaret (age 20), Viola (age 19), and Ethel (age 16).
- George was of the English-Icelandic origin.
- He was described as being a “clean chap” and as being “steady, quiet, sober, agreeable” with “learning ability”.
Burial location: George is buried at the Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery in France. He was 21 years old when he died.
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