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Place of Birth: Leeds, Yorkshire
Service No: 9813
Regiment / Corps / Service: King’s Own Scottish Borderers
Battalion / Unit: 6th (Service) Battalion
Division: 9th (Scottish) Division
Date of Death: 1915-09-25
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. E. 4.
CWGC Cemetery: ZOUAVE VALLEY CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)
Lewis Dawson was the son of George and Elizabeth Eleanor Dawson, née West. George was born at Leeds and Elizabeth at Goole, Yorkshire.
1891 Potternewton, Leeds, Yorkshire Census: 12, Lascelles Road - Lewis Dawson, aged 7 years, born Potternewton, son of George and Elizabeth Eleanor Dawson.
1901 Potternewton, Leeds, Yorkshire Census: 12, Lascelles Road - Lewis Dawson, aged 17 years, born Leeds, son of George and Elizabeth E. Dawson.
1911 Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland Census: The Parade - Corporal Lewis Dawson, aged 25 years, born Leeds, Yorkshire.
Lewis was married to Mabel May Erswell in 1911. Mabel married George Bruce Jamieson in 1917.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Sgt Lewis Dawson, 9813, 6th King's Own Scottish Borderers. Theatre of War first served in: 1 - France. Date of entry therein: 12 May 1915.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: A.C.Sgt. Maj. Lewis Dawson, 9813. 6th Bn K.O.S.B's. Date and Place of Death: 25.9.15. In action. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow - Mabel. £20 0s. 4d.
Lewis is commemorated on the Berwick-Upon-Tweed War Memorial. He is also commemorated on a memorial in St Peter’s Churchyard, Hebden. His link to Hebden was found by John Gardner of Hebden who supplied the following information: Violet Dawson, sister of Lewis, was living at High Dene, Hebden, in 1911 with her Aunt Jane - probably the 'Jane' on the memorial. She appears to have inherited the house when her aunt died in 1929, and was still living there, as a spinster, in 1939.
Data Source: Memorial Inscription on Family Gravestone
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: King’s Own Scottish Borderers
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 9th (Scottish) Division
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