Author Topic: Help needed to research John Austin Dawson died 1915 France  (Read 242 times)

Offline bethanjane

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Re: Help needed to research John Austin Dawson died 1915 France
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 17 November 20 09:56 GMT (UK) »
https://www.rootschat.com/links/01q1u/ links to the entry in the Soldiers' Effects register where he leaves his effects  (amounting to 6 1s 3d plus his gratuity of 3) to his sister in law as you have noted.

The gratuity tells us he volunteered right at the beginning of the war.  The medal information tells us he went to France on 29 May 1915 joining 2 Warwicks who were already there.  Without his service record, one would have to guess that he started perhaps with another regiment but when sent to France, was sent where the army needed men, this was very common indeed. The war diary notes the arrival on 29/30 May of 60 other rank reinforcements to the battalion, he was probably among these.

MaxD

Once again, I can't thank you enough.
This is fascinating info from what seems (to me) like very little info.

Slack - Aberystwyth/Wrexham
Brodigan - Aberystwyth/Germany
Dawson - Aberystwyth/North Wales
James - Aberystwyth
Day - Aberystwyth/London