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Stanley German DAWES

Regimental number158
Place of birthCookley, Worcestershire, England
Other NamesStanley Jerman
SchoolWolverley Grammar School, Wolverley, Worcestershire, England
Other trainingEngineer, Colebrookdale Ironworks, Shropshire, England
Age on arrival in Australia18
ReligionChurch of England
AddressKyabram, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Ann Dawes, Kyabram, Victoria
Enlistment date16 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentAble Bodied Driver
Unit name1st Royal Australian Naval Bridging Train
AWM Embarkation Roll numberMIS34.12.1.RANBT1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board A39 Port Macquarie on 4 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll158N
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Company Engineers
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Enlisted December, 1914. Left Australia with 1st Royal Australian Naval Bridging Train on 5th June, 1915. Landed Suvla Bay, August, 1915. Was on Gallipoli until evacuation, then Suez Canal, Sinai and Gaza until Train disbanded when he went on to England and joined up with Australian Engineers, June, 1917. Went to France in January, 1918. Wounded first time (May, 1918. Second time (fatally) on 11th July, 1918." Details from Mother.time
FateDied of wounds 12 July 1918
Place of death or woundingSailly-le-Sec, Somme Sector, France
Age at death39.9
Age at death from cemetery records35
Place of burialCrouy British Cemetery (Plot IV, Row A, Grave No. 2), Crouy-Sur-Somme, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: David and Margaret DAWES, Kyabram, Victoria. Native of Cookley, Worcestershire, England
Family/military connectionsOnly relatives fighting were with British Expeditionary Forces.

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