|Place of birth||Douglas, Isle of Man|
|Address||Tumbulgum, Tweed River, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Sister, Miss H Dawson, 2 Reptom Street, off Upper Brook Street, Manchester, England|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Gunner|
|Unit name||9th Field Artillery Brigade, Brigade Ammunition Column|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||13/36A/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||12th Field Artillery Brigade|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
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
|Sources||NAA: B2455, DAWSON John Robert|