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Robert Raymond DAWSON

Regimental number2866
Place of birthMorchard, South Australia
SchoolMorchard Public School, Morchard, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressMorchard, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Dawson, Morchard, South Australia
Enlistment date2 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Malwa on 27 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 31 October 1917
Place of death or woundingBeesheeba, Palestine
Age at death23
Place of burialBeersheba War Cemetery (Row D, Grave No. 27), Palestine.
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
3
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents; Thomas and Mary Elizabeth DAWSON, Morchard, South Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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