The AIF Project

James Frederick DAWES

Regimental number1
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGunsmith fitter
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36.9
Height5' 8"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs G Webb, High Street, Esher, Surrey, England
Previous military serviceServed for 5 years in the Garrison Artillery and for 12 years on Staff.
Enlistment date4 September 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentArmourer Sergeant
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 3 February 1915
Discharge date11 March 1915
Other details

War service: Egypt

Tried by District Court Martial, 19 January 1915, on charge of breaking open arrest; found guilty; sentenced to be reduced to the ranks.

Commenced return to Australia for discharge (disciplinary reasons), 3 February 1915; discharged (services no longer required), Melbourne, 11 March 1915.

Forfeited all medal entitlements.
SourcesNAA: B2455, DAWES James Frederick

Print format