Eric Cecil DAWES

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DAWES, Eric Cecil

Service Numbers: 3148, 3148A
Enlisted: 2 November 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Burra, South Australia, 27 June 1890
Home Town: Robertstown, Goyder, South Australia
Schooling: World's End Creek School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 28 September 1917, aged 27 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial (South Australia), Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Burra M*, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)*
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World War 1 Service

2 Nov 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
16 Dec 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3148, 50th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
16 Dec 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3148, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Adelaide
28 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 3148A, 50th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography

"LATE LCE.-CPL. E. DAWES.

News has been received by Miss Dawes, of Chanfield, Lameroo, that her brother, Lce.-Cpl. Eric Dawes, son of Mr. J. H Dawes, of Robertstown, was killed in France. Deceased, who was about 27 years old, was engaged in agricultural work when he enlisted on November 4, 1916. He sailed on December 18, 1916, and was killed in the present month. His early education was received at World's End Creek School." - from the Adelaide Register 25 Oct 1917 (nla.gov.au)

 

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