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Lewis DAWSON

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Surname: DAWSON

Forename(s): Lewis

Place of Birth: Leeds, Yorkshire

Service No: 9813

Rank: Sergeant

Regiment / Corps / Service: King’s Own Scottish Borderers

Battalion / Unit: 6th (Service) Battalion

Division: 9th (Scottish) Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1915-09-25

Awards: ---

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)

Additional Information:

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

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

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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: King’s Own Scottish Borderers

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: King’s Own Scottish Borderers

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 9th (Scottish) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 9th (Scottish) Division

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Surname: DAWSON

Forename(s): Lewis

Born: Leeds, Yorks

Residence: Leeds, Yorks

Enlisted: Leeds, Yorks

Number: 9813

Rank: Sergt

Regiment: King's Own Scottish Borderers

Battalion: 6th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 25/09/15

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: DAWSON

Forename(s): L

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 9813

Rank: Serjeant

Regiment: King's Own Scottish Borderers

Unit: 6th Bn.

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 25/09/1915

Additional Information:

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‘Yorkshire Post’ (27 October 1915)

YORKSHIRE SOLDIERS WHO HAVE FALLEN IN ACTION

Sergeant-Major Lewis Dawson, of the K.O.S.B., fell in action on September 20. A married man, 32 years of age, he was living in Berwick when called up as a Reservist at the outbreak of war, but formerly he resided at 12, Lascelles Road, Harehills, Leeds.

‘Newcastle Daily Journal’ (29 October 1915)

THE ROLL OF HONOUR

CASUALTIES IN NORTHERN REGIMENTS

6th K. O. S. B.

KILLED

Company-Sergeant-Major Lewis Dawson, 6th K. O. S. B., has been killed in action in France. His widow, who is a Berwick woman, is the daughter of the late Sergeant-Instructor Erswell, Berwick Volunteer Artillery.

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995

1930

DAWSON Jane of High Dene Hebden Skipton-in-Craven Yorkshire spinster died 21 December 1929 Probate Wakefield 29 January to Violet Dawson spinster. Effects £320 11s.

1973

DAWSON, Violet of Flat 5 Elbolton Grassington Yorks died 29 May 1973 Probate Leeds 9 July £4489.

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Mabel May Erswell

Mabel May Erswell

Mabel May Erswell (later Jamieson), the wife of Sergeant Lewis Dawson

Courtesy of Harry Clarke

Zouave Valley Cemetery, Souchez

Zouave Valley Cemetery, Souchez

Courtesy of John Gardner

Zouave Valley Cemetery, Souchez

Zouave Valley Cemetery, Souchez

CWGC Headstone

Courtesy of John Gardner

Berwick-Upon-Tweed War Memorial

Berwick-Upon-Tweed War Memorial

Photograph: Brian Fare (warmemorialsonline.org.uk)

Berwick-Upon-Tweed War Memorial - detail

Berwick-Upon-Tweed War Memorial - detail

Photograph: Brian Fare (warmemorialsonline.org.uk)

St Peter's Churchyard, Hebden, Yorkshire

St Peter's Churchyard, Hebden, Yorkshire

Family Memorial

St Peter's Churchyard, Hebden, Yorkshire

St Peter's Churchyard, Hebden, Yorkshire

Family Memorial - detail

St Peter’s Churchyard, Hebden, Yorkshire

St Peter’s Churchyard, Hebden, Yorkshire

Family Memorial re-erected in 2018

Courtesy of John Gardner, Hebden

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