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George Albert DAWSON

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Surname: DAWSON

Forename(s): George Albert

Place of Birth: Millom, Cumberland

Service No: 11784

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

Battalion / Unit: 149th Machine Gun Coy

Division: 50th (Northumbrian) Division

Age: 18

Date of Death: 1916-10-27

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: III. H. 52.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: CAUTLEY, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

George Albert Dawson was the son of Daniel and Ruth Annie Dawson, née Mansergh. Daniel was born at Ambleside, Westmorland and Ruth at Torver, Lancashire.

1901 Ambleside, Westmorland Census: Fisher Bank - George A. Dawson, aged 3 years, born Millom, Cumberland, son of Daniel and Ruth A. Dawson.

1911 Ambleside, Westmorland Census: Busk - George Albert Dawson, aged 13 years, born Millom, Cumberland, son of Daniel Dawson, widower.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte George Dawson, 25908, K.O.Y.L.I.; 11784, M.G.C. Officer i/c M.G.C. Recs. requests authy. re disposal of medals at 5.4.22.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte George Dawson, 25908, K.O.Yorks.L.I.; 11784, M.G.C. D. of Wds. 27.10.16.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte George Dawson, 11784, 149th Bde Co., M.G.C. Date and Place of Death: 27.10.16. 1/1 South Midland C.C.S. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: –. £5 0s. 0d.

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for George. Name(s) on card(s): Dependant: Mrs Ann Dawson. Relationship to soldier: Step-Mother. Address: Wansfell Terrace, Ambleside, Westmorland.

A short biography of George is included in: ‘Sedbergh and District 1914-1918 – But who shall return the children?’ Compiled by Sedbergh and District History Society. Edited by Diane Elphick (2016).

Data Source: Local War Memorial


Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---


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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 50th (Northumbrian) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 50th (Northumbrian) Division

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Surname: DAWSON

Forename(s): George

Born: Millom, Cumberland


Enlisted: Ambleside, Westmorland

Number: 11784

Rank: Private

Regiment: Machine Gun Corps

Battalion: (Infantry)


Died Date: 27/10/16

Died How: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes: Formerly 25908, Yorks L.I.

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Surname: DAWSON

Forename(s): G

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 11784

Rank: Private

Regiment: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

Unit: 149th Bn. [sic]

Age: 18


Died Date: 27/10/1916

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England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966


DAWSON Ruth Annie of Blue Hill Ambleside Westmorland (wife of Daniel Dawson) died 11 November 1908 Administration Carlisle 11 October to the said Daniel Dawson labourer. Effects £45.

'The Kendal Mercury' (10 November 1916)

(Kindly supplied by Sedbergh & District History Society)


The death from gunshot wounds of Prvt. George Albert Dawson, second son of Mr. Daniel Dawson, of Wansfell Terrace, Ambleside, has been officially notified by the War Office. He was 19 years of age, and prior to enlisting was employed by Mr. Capstick, of Dowbiggin Foot, Sedbergh. He enlisted in November last year in the Yorkshire Light Infantry, from which he has been transferred to the machine gun section, and has been in France since April last. Death took place in the South Midland Casualty clearing station from internal gunshot wounds.




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