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Lance Joseph DAWSON

Regimental number2739
Place of birthHanley, England
SchoolCatholic School, New South Wales
Age on arrival in Australia1.5
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19.4
Height5' 3"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Catherine Dawson, 118 Glebe Street, Glebe, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in Senior Cadets (Compulsory Military Training scheme).
Enlistment date19 May 1915
Place of enlistmentGlebe, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 22 November 1916
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialBancourt British Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row E, Grave No 12), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
139
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Samuel and Catherine Dawson, 68 Toxteth Road, Glebe, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2720 Pte Henry Constantine DAWSON, 45th Bn, killed in action, 7 April 1918; 6548 Pte Hughie Francis Carlin DAWSON, 17th Bn, discharged on account of desertion, 1 April 1920; 19362 Sapper John Owen DAWSON, 1st Signal Squadron Engineers, returned to Australia, 30 August 1918; 3136 Pte Paul Richard DAWSON, 45th Bn, discharged on account of desertion, 1 April 1920; 17967 Sapper Samuel DAWSON MM, Anzac Mounted Division Train, returned to Australia, 26 August 1918.
Other details

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

SourcesNAA: B2455, DAWSON Lance Joseph

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