Hollis Roy Dawes

First Name: 
Hollis
Middle Name: 
Roy
Last Name: 
Dawes
Alternate Spelling: 
Holles
Mother's Name: 
Mary Ann (nee Prior)
Father's Name: 
Caleb Dawes
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, August 16, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Corporal
Unit: 
45th Battalion
Company: 
D Company
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Wednesday, April 11, 1917
Place of Death: 
Bullecourt France
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Hollis Dawes (Service No 4499) was born in Albion Park, NSW about 1892 and was a single 23 year old carpenter when he enlisted. He embarked on RMS Osterey with 14th Reinforcements, 1st Battalion on 15th January 1916.

He arrived in France on 6th March 1916 having been transferred to 45th battalion. On 10th October 1916 he was promoted to Lance Corporal and on 3rd March 1917 promoted to Corporal.
On 11th April 1917 15th Platoon, D Company, 45th Battalion were fighting at Bullecourt. Hollis Dawes was fighting in the sunken road at about 5pm when a shell hit and he was killed.

Hollis is buried in Vraucourt Copse Cemetery Plot III, Row B, Grave 4. His brother Walter Dawes (Service No 2167) served and returned to Australia.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, DAWES H R

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