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James Frederick DAWES

Regimental number2661
Place of birthIslington, London, England
SchoolNegus High School, England
Age on arrival in Australia19.6
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGunsmith
AddressRifle Factory, Lithgow, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation39
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Emily Dawes, Cleremont Dairy, Esher, Surrey, England
Previous military serviceR.G.A. and A.O.C. British
Enlistment date7 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 21 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2661A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Served through the South African War in the A.O.C. Joined the Australian Light Horse early in 1914. Believe his number was No. 1. Invalided back to Australia from Egypt, he either was transferred or rejoined in the 9th Battalion, AIF." Details from Mother.
FateDied of wounds 5 February 1917
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death40
Age at death from cemetery records40
Place of burialEsher (Christ Church Row D, Grave No. 4), Surrey, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
55
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Mary Emily and Mr DAWES, Claremont Dairy, Esher. Served in the South African Campaign

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