George William Dawson

First Name: 
George
Middle Name: 
William
Last Name: 
Dawson
Mother's Name: 
Elizabeth (nee Smith)
Father's Name: 
Alfred Dawson
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, August 18, 1914
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
1st Battalion
Company: 
G Company
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Sunday, May 2, 1915
Place of Death: 
Gallipoli
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

George Dawson (Service No 819) was born in Palmerston New Zealand in July 1891. He had spent 3 years full time in the New Zealand Rifles. George arrived in Sydney on 29th April 1910 and by 1913 had married Laura Hooper. At the time of enlistment the George was a 23 year old labourer, with 2 children. The family was living in Gwynneville, NSW.

George embarked on HMAT A19 Afric on 18th October 1914. He arrived on Gallipoli on 25th April. Soon after landing George was part of an advance party that was cut off. He was listed as missing. It is not known where he died or what happened but he was declared killed in action on 2nd May. His body has never been found. George is remembered on the Lone Pine Memorial.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, DAWSON G W

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