DAWSON, Alfred Ernest
(Service number 64988)

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Date 11 February 1897 Place of Birth Ohaka

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Waikari
Occupation Fireman (NZ Railways)
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Gertrude DAWSON (mother), 91 Church Street, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation
Unit, Squadron, or Ship New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Date 35th Reinforcements, Specialist Company
Transport Tofua
Embarked From Destination Southampton, Hampshire, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Actions Prior to Capture
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 7 March 1965 Age 68 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Alfred Ernest Dawson was the son of Ernest and Gertrude (née Borgfeldt) Dawson. He was educated at various Christchurch schools - Papanui, East Christchurch, Fendalton. Alfred was a cleaner at Timaru when he was called up. Embarking at Tilbury on 12 March 1919 for the return home, Alfred reached Lyttelton, New Zealand by the “Corinthic” in April 1919, one of 1142 soldiers aboard. In 1922, he married Lucy Isabella Carlyle, by whom he had a family.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [14 November 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [14 November 2019]; School Admission records [14 November 2019]; Timaru Herald, 12 April 1919 (Papers Past) [26 November 2013]

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