Peter Dawson

First Name: 
Peter
Last Name: 
Dawson
Father's Name: 
Jack Dawson
Date Enlisted: 
Friday, June 25, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
11th Australian Light Horse Regiment
Service: 
Cavalry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Details: 

Peter Dawson (Service No 1001A), was born around 1883.

At enlistment, he was single, 32 years old, worked as a labourer and listed his father, Jack, in Wollongong, N.S.W., as his next of kin.

Peter embarked from Brisbane, on HMAT A1 Hymettus, with the 11th Australian Light Horse Regiment, 4th Reinforcement, on 17th September 1915. He arrived in Egypt on 23rd October 1915, and served in Egypt and the canal area, until he was admitted to hospital on 9th August 1916. Peter was dangerously ill, with bronchitis and pleurisy, for some time. He was repatriated to Australia in September 1916, and discharged medically unfit on 29th November 1916. Peter was awarded a pension.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, DAWSON P

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