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Place of Birth: Bolton-by-Bowland, Yorkshire
Service No: 23716
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 'A' Coy 2nd Battalion
Division: 4th Division
Date of Death: 1917-12-22
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: VII. F. 1.
CWGC Cemetery: BERLIN SOUTH-WESTERN CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: BOLTON-BY-BOWLAND, YORKSHIRE
Dawson Parkinson was the son of John and Sarah Ellen Parkinson, née Chew and brother of Private Randolph Riley Parkinson (28823) (q.v.). Their father was born at Bolton-by-Bowland and mother at Newsholme near Gisburn, Yorkshire. Dawson and Randolph were cousins of Private Arthur Bleazard (11189) (q.v.) and brothers-in-law of Private Samuel Hayhurst (Pinder) (38239) (q.v.).
1881 Bolton-by-Bowland, Yorkshire Census: Dawson Parkinson, aged 2 years, born Bolton-by-Bowland, son of John and Sarah Ellen Parkinson.
1891 Bolton-by-Bowland, Yorkshire Census: Springheads - Dawson Parkinson, aged 11 years, grandson of Thomas R. and Alice Chew.
1901 Bolton-by-Bowland, Yorkshire Census: Dawson Parkinson, aged 21 years, born Bolton-by-Bowland. Servant. Cattleman on Farm. [Dawson was living with Isabella Coates, Farmer.]
Dawson was married to Alice Ann Life in 1905.
1911 Bolton-by-Bowland, Yorkshire Census: Dawson Parkinson, Junr. aged 31 years, born Bolton-by-Bowland, husband of Alice Parkinson.
The British Army Service Record for Dawson Parkinson exists but may be incomplete.
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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Private Dawson PARKINSON
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 4th Division
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