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Herbert Selwyn DAWSON

Regimental number481
Place of birthBurwood, New South Wales
SchoolFort Street Public School, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMt Landsborough, Winton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Florence Mary Dawson, 'Beriby', Gillies Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date5 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 21 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Light Horse Regiment
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 5th November, 1914 Taken on Strength, 5th Light Horse Regt., 8th December, 1914.
FateDied of disease 28 June 1915
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialShell Green Cemetery (Plot II, Row K, Grave No. 2), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Action and Florence Mary DAWSON, Berily Gillers Street, Wattstonecroft, Sydney. Native of Burwood, Sydney, New South Wales

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