|Place of birth||Co Tyrone, Ireland|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Pearsons Hotel, Mackay, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||34|
|Next of kin||Father, T Dawson, Clones, Co Monaghan, Ireland|
|Place of enlistment||Rockhampton, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||9th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/26/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||49th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
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|Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Disembarked Port Said, 5 May 1916. Transferred to 49th Bn, 20 May 1916.
Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 7 May 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 14 June 1916; taken on strength, 49th Bn, 13 August 1916.
Admitted to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 25 November 1916 (ICT left hand); transferred to 2nd Convalescent Depot, 27 November 1916. Found guilty, Rouen, 19 December 1916, of improper conduct, viz. Attempting to obtain leave under false pretences: awarded 14 days' confined to camp. Rejoined unit, 2 April 1917.
Admitted to 8th Australian Field Ambulance, 11 April 1917 (feet); rejoined unit, 21 April 1917.
On leave to England; admitted to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 1 August 1917 (influenza); discharged, 24 August, for balance of leave; to report to No. 4 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 25 September 1917. Marched into Overseas Training Brigade, Perham Downs, 25 September 1917; to No. 1 Command Depot, 5 October 1917; to No. 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 5 November 1917; to No. 2 command Depot, Weymouth, 5 November 1917.
Commenced return to Australia on board 'A34', 21 December 1917; discharged, 21 March 1918 (chronic bronchitis, age).Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, DAWSON Thomas|