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Robert Ernest DAWSON

Regimental number51099
Date of birth22 August 1888
Place of birthWestminster, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29.6
Height5' 9.5"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs G Dawson, c/o H Bird, Melbourne Street, East Maitland, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 March 1918
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st to 15th (NSW) Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Feldmarschall on 19 June 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 14 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Discharge date7 April 1919
Other details

War service: England

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'City of York', 14 January 1919; discharged (medically unfit: accidental motor car injury: contusion of scalp)), Sydney, 7 April 1919.

Medal: British War Medal
Date of death13 April 1929
Age at death30
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis (Sec. R.C. 9, 3876), Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, DAWSON Robert Ernest

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