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Radford, Nottingham
Joseph Dawson was the son of Joseph Dawson and Amelia Day who married at Nottingham in 1881. Among their children were: Mabel (b.1883), Joseph (b.1889), Elsie (1890), Frank Ernest (b.1891), Lily (b.1896) and May (b.1898). Their home addresses included: 101 Hartley Road, Radford [C.1901]; 6 Osborn Terrace, Wallan Street, Old Radford [C.1911 & CWGC]. Joseph Dawson, who described himself as a brewer in the 1901 census but merely as a brewer’s labourer in the 1911 census, died at Nottingham, aged 90, in 1951. His wife, Amelia, had predeceased him, dying at Nottingham, aged 68, in 1928.
In 1911 he was a professional soldier.
15 Sep 1916
756229 - CWGC Website
2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Pte. Dawson enlisted in Nottingham in 1911. The battalion left Southampton on on S.S.'Georgian' on 08/09/1914 and arrived at St. Nazaire the next day. The men entrained for the front and were involved in fighting on the Aisne. They moved north in October and were involved in a disaster at Ennetiers when 710 men were lost. In September 1916 during the Somme fighting the battalion was in action against the German strongpoint the Quadrilateral near the village of Ginchy. Little ground was taken and the battalion suffered 438 casualties including Pte. Dawson who was killed in action. body was not recovered but his name was commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
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