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Offline mmm45

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Re: Alexander Dawson MM
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 25 February 18 13:38 GMT (UK) »
Looking at Howard Williamsons guide awards in this gazette are for acts of gallantry 21-26 March 1918 German offensive.

Possible starting point.

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Re: Alexander Dawson MM
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 25 February 18 16:19 GMT (UK) »
9 Division DAA&QMG war diary has  9th (Scottish) Division Routine Orders published 17 April 1918 which lists decorations awarded by VII Corps Commander under authority granted by HM the King and includes Pte Dawson in a list of 19 Military Medals to men of 11 Royal Scots.
The battalion war diary speaks of a "splendid rearguard action" on 23 March covering the withdrawal of 12 R Scots and another "carried out under very trying conditions" on 24 March.  The battalion were relieved and withdrawn from the line on 25 March.  The division's operation at the beginning of the German offensive is described in detail in the Divisional HQ diary.

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