Leon John Leger DAWES


DAWES, Leon John Leger

Service Number: 41172
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (2 RAR)
Born: Cleve, South Australia , 15 August 1933
Home Town: Thevenard, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Porter South Australian Railways
Died: Killed In Action, Korea, 26 July 1953, aged 19 years
Cemetery: United Nations Memorial Cemetery, Busan, Korea
Private Dawes was originally interred at Tanggok Cemetery. Portion 36 Plot and Row 5 Grave No.2935
Memorials: Adelaide Pathway of Honour - 2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment , Adelaide South East Asian Conflicts Memorial, Ceduna Murat Bay and District Korea and Vietnam Honor Roll, Korea United Nations Memorial Cemetery Wall of Remembrance
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Korean War Service

25 Jun 1950: Involvement Private, SN 41172, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (2 RAR)
17 Mar 1953: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, SN 41172
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

S.A. Man Killed In Korea 

CANBERRA, July 31.
A 19-year-old SA soldier, Pte. Leon John Leger Dawes, of Thevenard was killed in action in Korea while the final truce negotiations were taking place.
Pte. Dawes, who was born at Cleve. had joined the SAR as a junior porter after leaving school. He was living at Thevenard with his parents when he enlisted.