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Richard William DEWSON

Regimental number501
Date of birth25 July 1882
Place of birthNewton-Le-Willows, Lancashire, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSoldier
Address182 Davey Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinWife, Mrs Margaret Dewson, 182 Davey Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed in Australian Permanent Forces (Administrative & Instructional Staff).
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentWarrant Officer
Unit name1 Divisional Train (1 to 4 Coys Army Service Corps) October, 1914
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Train
FateKilled in Action 27 May 1918
Age at death from cemetery records38
Place of burialLongeau British Cemetery (Plot I, Row D, Grave No 4), Somme, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
181
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Wife: Margaret Dewson, 54 Sandy Lane, Skelmersdale, Ormskirk, Lancs, England

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