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Russell Harry Aubrey DAWSON

Regimental number69
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
ReligionMethodist
OccupationCarpenter
AddressScottsdale, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation41
Next of kinWife, Mrs C Dawson, Scottsdale, Tasmania
Enlistment date14 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, Army Medical Corps
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 29 July 1917
Place of burialKandahar Farm Cemetery (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 12), Neuve-Eglise, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
132
Family/military connectionsSons: 2021 Pte Alexander DAWSON, 12th Bn, killed in action, 19-22 August 1916; 4782 Pte Sydney Albert DAWSON, 12th Bn, returned to Australia, 12 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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