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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Dawson, Henry George (4409)

Place of Birth: Gladstone, TAS

Age: 24 years 10 months

Enlistment Details: Friday, 14 January 1916 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 4409            view online service record

136 Princes Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Florence Augusta Dawson (wife)
136 Princes Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Wednesday, 29 March 1916
Ship: RMS Orontes
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 22nd Infantry Battalion – 11th Reinforcements

KIA: Friday, 13 October 1916
Place: France

Brother: George Byron Matthew Dawson

Private, 22 Infantry, killed in action 13 October, 1916, aged 25, commemorated Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, Ypres, Belgium.

Parents: Alexander and Hannah DAWSON, Wife: Florence Augusta DAWSON, born Gladstone, Tasmania. Enlisted with wife and son Jack at 136 Princes Street, his wife’s parents address. Brother, 5007, George Byron DAWSON enlisted from same address. Circular returned by a sister, Mrs F POTTS, East Brunswick.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

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