Arthur Dawson (1883-1917)
An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.
Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922
The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:
- DAWSON, ARTHUR. Lance Corporal. No 10687. 1st Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Born Milnsbridge 25.9.1883. Son of Walter and Ann Dawson, Cowlersley House, Milnsbridge. Educated at Milnsbridge National School and was a day student at Huddersfield Technical College for three years. Later he attended the evening classes for eight years for chemistry and dyeing. Was a member of the firm of Messrs Emerson and Dawson, chemical manufacturers, Longroyd Bridge, Huddersfield. Was a member of the Crosland Heath Golf Club, played cricket with the Milnsbridge club and football with the Milnsbridge Church and Meltham clubs. Was also a member of the St. George's Society, the Society of Dyers and Colourists and of the Commercial Travellers Association. Single. Enlisted 11.4.1916. Embarked for France in July, 1916. Killed in action at Messines, 7.6.1917, aged 33. Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
- ROH:- Milnsbridge War Memorial.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Lance Corporal ARTHUR DAWSON
- regiment: Royal Fusiliers
- died: Thursday, June 7, 1917
- age: 33 years
- record ID: 1609462
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #1609462)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #1145519)