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Name:
William Dawson
Casualty No.:
Initials:
W
Service No.:
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Age at Death:
39
Ranks:
Reservist
Unit:
West Yorkshire Regiment
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Staindrop
Home Address:
Fairfield Street Darlington
Civilian Employment:
checker of goods on the railway
Cause of Death:
killed in action
Date of Death:
Place of Death:
France
Battles & Campaigns:
Locally Commemorated:
UK Commemorated:
Overseas Commemorated:
Buried:
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Death Notice/Obituary:
Family Details:

As yet we have very little evidence as to William’s identity. It is thought that he could be the William Dawson recorded on the 1881 census when he was 6 years old and living at Moorey Lea in Langleydale and Shotton. If so, his parents were William and Hannah Dawson. In 1911, he was aged 36, married to Frances Elizabeth and living in Fairfield Street Darlington with 3 children.

Notes:

William was a Reservist in the West Yorkshire Regiment. By 1901, William was single and boarding in Gurney Street, Darlington. He left Staindrop to join his regiment in 1914. William served in France where he was wounded & killed in action. If this is the same man, he would be 39 when he died.

 

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Sources:
Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914; Local Memorials: www.newmp.org.uk;