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Charles McLean DAWSON

Regimental number6764
Place of birthIllawarra New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationButcher
AddressMidson Road, Epping, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Mr Charles Dawson, Midson Road, Epping, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date19 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Field Ambulance, Section A
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
From Embarkation Rolls it is not possible to distinguish the embarkation details of individual officers and men: 6 officers and 156 others embarked on HMAT A11 'Ascanius' from Melbourne on 10 November 1915; 1 officer and 50 others embarked on HMAT A58 'Kabringa' from Melbourne on 8 November 1915; 1 officer and 16 others embarked on HMAT A2 'Geelong' from Adelaide on 12 November 1915; 1 officer and 4 others embarked on HMAT A13 'Katuna' from Adelaide on 9 November 1915; and
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Butchery
FateReturned to Australia 30 April 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 4651 Pte James Robb DAWSON, 1st Bn, returned to Australia, 12 May 1919; 6708 Pte William Robert DAWSON, 3rd Australian General Hospital, returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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