Godfrey Douglas DAWSON

DAWSON, Godfrey Douglas

Service Number: 29325
Enlisted: 27 November 1940
Last Rank: Warrant Officer
Last Unit: Air Defence Headquarters (Melbourne)
Born: Woolwich, England, 18 September 1911
Home Town: Victoria Park, Victoria Park, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (Ground Accident), Mount Garnett, Queensland, Australia, Mount Garnet, Queensland, Australia, 13 October 1945, aged 34 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Warrant Officer, 29325
27 Nov 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, RAAF Ground Training Schools
27 Nov 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Warrant Officer, 29325
2 Sep 1945: Involvement Warrant Officer, Air Defence Headquarters (Melbourne)

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of Ralph Godfrey St. Cyprian Dawson and Dorothy Dawson of Victoria Park, WA


Warrant Officer Godfrey Douglas Dawson 29325 was stationed near Gunnawarra Station just outside Mount Garnett in Far North Queensland during WW2 and became friends with the owners.

He returned to the property for his honeymoon with his new wife, Lillian


Godfrey and Lillian drowned while swimming in a waterhole on the property after Godfrey got into difficulties and Lillian also drowned trying to save him (this information was provided by the current generation of owners of the property - Giles and Sally Atkinson - who kindly allowed me access to the small private cemetery on their property).