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Wallace Douglas Hawkes

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Wallace Douglas Hawkes (11 September 1893 – 2 August 1974) was a British motor car designer, businessman and racing driver. He was born in Barton, Gloucestershire, and died, aged 80, in Athens, Greece.

1893 Born the son of Gilbert Francis Hawkes

1911 Living at 9 Godolphin Road, Shepherds Bush: Wallace D. Hawkes (age 17 born Bristol), Motor Engineering Student. With his mother, brother and two sisters.[1]

1917 Married at Hammersmith to Doris Harbon Martin

1934 Wallace Douglas Hawkes Man. Dir. Automobiles Derby, 27 Boulevard de Courbevoie, Seine, France. B. 11 September 1889, Bristol. Ed.: St. Paul's; apprntcd. Legros and Knowles Ltd.; Iris Cars, Ltd. Car.: consulting automobile engineer until 1924, since when resident in France. Int.: motor racing, experimental work.

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  1. 1911 census