John Mitchell DAWSON


DAWSON, John Mitchell

Service Number: 1065
Enlisted: 7 September 1914, Enlisted at Blackboy Hill, WA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 11th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sunderland, England, 1887
Home Town: Perth, Western Australia
Schooling: Hendon Board School, Hendon, England
Occupation: Engineer
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 1 August 1915
Cemetery: Shell Green Cemetery
Plot 11, Row G, Grave 44 Chaplain Rev. T.G. Robertson officiated
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

7 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1065, 11th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Blackboy Hill, WA
2 Nov 1914: Involvement Private, SN 1065, 11th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
2 Nov 1914: Embarked Private, SN 1065, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Fremantle

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia aged 21 years. Residential address at the time of enlistment was Royal Coffee Palace, Murray Street, Perth, WA

Son of Edward and Mary Dawson of Hendon, England.  Next of kin given as his sister Elizabeth Mitchell Lowes of 14 Randolph Street, Hendon, Sunderland, England

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal