Herbert Selwyn (Tom) DAWSON


DAWSON, Herbert Selwyn

Service Number: 481
Enlisted: 5 November 1914, Enoggera, Queensland
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 5th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Burwood, New South Wales , 26 November 1887
Home Town: Winton, Winton, Queensland
Schooling: Fort Street Public School
Occupation: Grazier/Squatter
Died: Died of Illness (Heart failure), Gallipoli, 28 June 1915, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Shell Green Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

5 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 481, 5th Light Horse Regiment, Enoggera, Queensland
21 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 481, 5th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
21 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 481, 5th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Persic, Sydney
28 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 481, 5th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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"The sad news was received in town a few days back of the death from illness in Egypt of Mr. H. S. Dawson, (Tom). Deceased belonged to Mount Landsborough selection, near here, and was among the first to join the Light Horse from this district. Of a happy, light-hearted disposition, he was extremely popular with all who knew him, and the news of his demise came as a great shock. Though definite details are not to hand, it is believed he was wounded in the Dardanelles, and the fatal illness followed. Great sympathy is felt for the brothers, who have been worthy residents of the district for some years." - from the Townsville Daily Bulletin 09 Aug 1915 (nla.gov.au)

"DAWSON.- Trooper Herbert Selwyn Dawson, 5th Light Horse, Dardanelles, of Mt. Landsborough, Queensland, youngest son of the late John Acton Dawson and of Mrs. Acton Dawson, Berily, Wollstonecraft, aged 27 years." - from the Sydney Morning Herald 26 Jul 1915 (nla.gov.au)