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Daniel Alexander DAWE

Regimental number2153
Place of birthTyrendarra, Victoria
Other NamesAlexander Daniel
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHorse driver
AddressTyrendarra, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 9.75"
Weight170 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Barbara Dawe, c/o Miss A J Dawe, Port Fairy, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 March 1916
Place of enlistmentWarrnambool, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name58th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/75/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 1 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Daniel (d. 29 November 1910, aged 68; bu. Port Fairy Cemetery) and Barbara (d. 1 October 1925, aged 25; bu. Port Fairy Cemetery) DAWE
Discharge date2 June 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 1 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 14 September 1916.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Fovant, 28 November 1916 (mumps); discharged to duty, 2 December 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 30 December 1916; taken on strength, 58th Bn, in the field, 7 February 1917.

Wounded in action, 12 May 1917 (shrapnel wound, left buttock), and admitted to 14th Field Ambulance; transferred to 29th Casualty Clearing Station, 12 May 1917; transferred to Ambulance Train, 13 May 1917, and admitted to 18th General Hospital, Camiers, 14 May 1917; transferred to England, 18 May 1917, and admitted to Horton County of London War Hospital, Epsom (gun shot wound, left buttock); discharged on furlough, 6 July 1917, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 20 July 1917.

Marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, 24 September 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 2 November 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 14 November 1917.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 28 February 1918 (shrapnel wound, neck), and admitted to 5th Divisional Rest Station; discharged to duty, 8 March 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 9 March 1918.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 15 September 1918.

Wounded in action (third occasion), 29 September 1918 (gun shot wound, left thigh), and admitted to 132nd Field Ambulance; transferred to 55th Casualty Clearing Station, 30 September 1918; to Ambulance Train, 1 October 1918, and admitted to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 2 October 1918; to England, 3 October 1918, and admitted to Military Hospital, Weymouth, 4 October 1918; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 12 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Euripides', 3 March 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 25 April 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 2 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death7 September 1922
Age at death35
Place of burialPort Fairy Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, DAWE Daniel Alexander

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