|Place of birth||Hanley, Staffordshire, England|
|Address||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||36|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Louisa May Dawson, 36 Dick Street, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served for 166 days in the Citizens' Bushmen's Contingent, South African War; demobilised.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Sapper|
|Unit name||1st and 2nd Field Troops|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||14/36/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sapper|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||Anzac Mounted Division Train|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 1
|Family/military connections||Brothers: 2720 Pte Henry Constantine DAWSON, 45th Bn, killed in action, 7 April 1918; 6548 Pte Hughie Francis Carlin DAWSON, 17th Bn, discharged on account of desertion, 1 April 1920; 19362 Sapper John Owen DAWSON, 1st Signal Squadron Engineers, returned to Australia, 30 August 1918; 2739 Pte Lance Joseph DAWSON, 45th Bn, killed in action, 22 November 1916; 3136 Pte Paul Richard DAWSON, 45th Bn, discharged on account of desertion, 1 April 1920.|
War service: Egypt, Palestine
Disembarked Suez, 20 June 1917.
Taken on strength, D Troop, 1st Field Squadron Engineers, Desert Mounted Corps, Abasan el Kebir, 17 September 1917.
Found guilty, 16 February 1918, of when on Active Service (1) being drunk; (2) creating a disturbance; admonished on charge (1); awarded 6 days' Field Punishment No 2 on charge (2).
Admitted to 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, 23 April 1918 (cuts to scalp); transferred to 76th Casualty Clearing Station, 24 April 1918; to 47th Stationary Hospital, Gaza, 25 April 1918 )cuts to scalp, debility, insomnia); to 44th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 28 April 1918; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 29 April 1918 (furnunculosis of meatus); discharged to Details to await embarkation, 4 June 1918.
Awarded Military Medal.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Darwin'; disembarked sydney, 17 August 1918; discharged (family reasons), Sydney, 22 August 1918.Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, DAWSON Samuel|