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Place of Birth: Farnhill, Yorkshire
Service No: Tyneside Z/8773
Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Battalion / Unit: Hawke Battalion
Division: 63rd (Royal Naval) Division
Date of Death: 1917-02-05
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Sp. Mem. C. 2.
CWGC Cemetery: AVELUY WOOD CEMETERY, MESNIL-MARTINSART
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: KILDWICK, YORKSHIRE
No entry in SDGW - RND.
Walter Dawson (born 25 June 1892) was the son of Sam Beck and Frances Dawson, née Watson. Sam was born at Wrose, Shipley and Frances at Steeton, Yorkshire. Walter was the cousin of Private Harry Walmsley (5992) (q.v.).
1901 Farnhill, Yorkshire Census: 7, Newby Road - Walter Dawson, aged 8 years, born Farnhill, son of Samuel B. and Fanny Dawson.
1911 Farnhill, Yorkshire Census: 7, Newby Road - Walter Dawson, aged 18 years, born Farnhill, son of Sam Beck and Frances Dawson.
Walter was married to Lena Fortune in 1916.
Royal Naval Division Casualties of The Great War: Walter Dawson. Service History: Enlisted 25/11/15; Draft for BEF 10/7/16, joined Hawke Bn. 15/9/16-3/2/17 wounded. Cause of Death: Died of wounds in 1st (RN) Field Ambulance RND (wounded 3/2/17).
Data Source: Cravens Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
DAWSON, Seaman Walter, [Farnhill], aged 24, Naval Division, killed in action France, Feb. 4, 1917.
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Able-Seaman Walter DAWSON
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 63rd (Royal Naval) Division
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