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John Robert DAWSON

Regimental number21333
Place of birthDouglas, Isle of Man
AddressTumbulgum, Tweed River, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 6.5"
Weight131 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss H Dawson, 2 Reptom Street, off Upper Brook Street, Manchester, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 November 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit name9th Field Artillery Brigade, Brigade Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/36A/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 12 December 1918
Discharge date26 March 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 11 May 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 10 July 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 5 December 1916.

Transferred to 12th Field Artillery Brigade, 6 February 1917, and posted to 45th Battery, in the field, 9 February 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 16 September 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 26 September 1917.

Detached to 1st Anzac Corps Gas School, Belgium, 2 December 1917.

Found guilty, 11 February 1917, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline in that he allowed a man to go on horse exercising parade without a bandolier: reprimanded.

Found guilty, 27 November 1917, of neglect to the conduct of good order and military discipline in that he failed to report Driver Shelton absent from Tattoo parade: admonished.

Rejoined unit from detachment to 1st Anzac Corps Gas School, 18 December 1917.

Detached to Lewis Gun School, 26 May 1918.

Promoted Temporary Corporal, 1 July 1918; Corporal, 21 August 1918.

Wounded in action, 26 September 1918 (gun shot wound, right shoulder); admitted to 55th Casualty Clearing Station, 27 September 1918, and transferred same day to Ambulance Train No 19; admitted to 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 27 September 1918; transferred to Ambulance Train No 48, and thence to England, 29 September 1918, and admitted to Beaufort War Hospital, Bristol, 30 September 1918. Discharged on furlough, 8 November 1918, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 22 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 12 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 1 February 1919, and proceeded to Broadmeadows awaiting transport to Brisbane; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 26 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DAWSON John Robert

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