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George DAWES

Regimental number344
Place of birthChesterfield, Derbyshire, England
SchoolKorumburra School, Victoria
Age on arrival in Australia6 weeks
ReligionChurch of England
AddressKorumburra PO, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinRichard Dawes, Korumburra PO, Victoria
Enlistment date25 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 7 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death7 August 1915
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialShrapnel Valley Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 11), Anzac, Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard and Mary Ann DAWES, Korumburra, Victoria, Australia. Native of Derbyshire, England
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 4399 Pte Charles DAWES, 21st Bn, died of wounds, 7 November 1916; 5079 Pte Richard Gordon DAWES, 21st Bn, died of wounds, 8 November 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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