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Alexander Henry DAWSON

Regimental number5085
Place of birthPort Augusta, South Australia
SchoolPort Pirie Public School, Port Pirie, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway fireman
AddressRailway Yard, Port Pirie, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMrs P Dawson, Solomontown, Port Pirie, South Australia
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 26 August 1918
Place of death or woundingMont St Quentin, France
Age at death25
Place of burialBeacon Cemetery (Plot III, Row F, Grave No. 16), Sailly-Laurette.
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Town. Port Pirie, South Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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