(Service number 26393)
|First Rank||Sapper||Last Rank|
|Date||13 May 1875||Place of Birth||Banchory-Ternan, Kincardineshire, Scotland|
|Address at Enlistment||Club Hotel, Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||James DAWSON (father), Dysart, Fifeshire, Scotland; Alex Baird (friend), Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||14th Reinforcements, New Zealand Engineers|
|Date||26 June 1916|
|Transport||Tahiti or Maunganui|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||17 April 1961||Age||86 years|
|Place of Death||16 Cambridge Street, Timaru (residence)|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Timaru Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||General Section, Row 62, Plot 1726|
|New Zealand Memorials|
George Dawson was the eldest of the family of James and Jane (née Kydd) Dawson. George was a scholar at home with the family in 1881 at Brandon and Byshottles, Durham, England. He was back with them in 1901 - by then a joiner, and living at Dysart, Fifeshire, Scotland. In 1920 in New Zealand George married Margaret Mary Real. He was survived by two sons.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [01 June 2017]; 1881 census England, 1891 & 1901 census Scotland (ancestry.com.au) [01 June 2017]Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru Distrct Council) [01 June 2017]
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