John Irvin Willie Dawson (1894-1917)

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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, JOHN IRVIN WILLIE. Private. No 35698. 2nd Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Formerly No 6088 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born 84 Upper Mount Street, Lockwood, 21.11.1894. Son of John and Sarah Margaret Dawson, 96 Upper Mount Street, Lockwood. Educated at Mount Pleasant Council School and Spring Grove Council School and also at Mr Jenning's Academy. Employed by Mr A. E. Spivey as an auctioneer's clerk. Attended St. Stephen's Church, Rashcliffe. Single. Enlisted 4.8.1914. Had twice been invalided home through illness. On the first occasion he came home, he was drafted to Clipstone Camp where he acted as Orderly Room Sergeant before being sent back to France. Had only been back at the front five weeks after hospital leave when he was killed near Cambrai, 20.11.1917. Buried HERMIES HILL BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row F, Grave 39.
ROH:- St. Stephen's Church, Rashcliffe; Emmanuel Church, Lockwood.

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