Gladstone (Gladdy) DAWES


DAWES, Gladstone

Service Number: 4178
Enlisted: 27 July 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 58th Infantry Battalion
Born: Iona, Victoria, 9 October 1898
Home Town: Garfield, Cardinia, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farm hand
Died: Killed in Action, France, 17 June 1918, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

27 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4178, Melbourne, Victoria
29 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4178, 7th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
29 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4178, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Melbourne
23 Jul 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 4178, 7th Infantry Battalion, Pozières, Shell shock
11 Oct 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 58th Infantry Battalion
17 Jun 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4178, 58th Infantry Battalion, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front"

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Gladstone was born in Victoria in 1898 as Gladstone MORGAN to a Louisa MORGAN - no father listed

His Father was listed as Alfred Thomas DAWES & he married an Elizabeth Ann MORGAN in Victoria in 1902 who may have been related to his mother Louisa

He was Killed in Action in France on 17th June 1918 and is buried in the Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension


In Memoriam:

"Peaceful be thy rest, dear Glad

Tis sweet to breathe thy name

In life we loved you dearly

In death we do the same"

Inserted by his loving Mother, Brothers & Sisters