Cecil Melbourne Dawson Born 7 August 1916 - Died 29 December 1943 PDF Print Share Key details Service number80616 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Last rankTrooper AWMM20 Armoured Regiment AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Portrait, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyrig … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Title ForenamesCecil Melbourne AWMM SurnameDawson AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number80616 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Date of birth7 August 1916 AWMM Place of birthNelson, Tasman, New Zealand AWMM Birth notesNelson, New Zealand AWMM Occupation before enlistmentWW2 Storeman AWMM Post war occupation Address before enlistmentUnknown 68 Palmerston Street, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs M. Dawson (mother), 68 Palmerston Street, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 01 Apr 1943-30 Jun 1943 Single AWMM Service Wars and conflicts WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsItaly AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number80616 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Military training EnlistmentWW2 Unknown AWMMHamilton, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM Age on enlistment Embarkations Embarkation detailsWW2 Trooper AWMM4th New Zealand Armoured Brigade AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM Prisoner of war Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Medical notesKilled in Action, Cause of Death AWMM Last known rank Last rankTrooper AWMM20 Armoured Regiment AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Cecil Dawson was the son of James Dawson and Mary Dawson (nee Eltringham), Nelson, New Zealand.Extract from 20 Armoured Regimental History, p. 358:'On 29 December 5 Troop was to be relieved by the reserve troop. While moving up to the Fontegrande ridge from the Orsogna road the leading tank slid off the tract while trying to avoid a dead mule. The next tank blew up on what the engineers later believed to have been a triple Teller mine on a ratchet. The belly was blown out of the tank, the turret lifted, and the gun jammed over the driver's hatch. The turret was immovable, the tank on fire. Two of the turret crew were wounded and the driver, Trooper Carmichael, and spare driver, Trooper Dawson, were both killed.' AWMM Read more Death About death Age at death27 AWMM Date of death29 December 1943 AWMM Cause of deathKilled in Action AWMM Place of deathItaly AWMM Death notesItaly AWMM Cemetery nameSangro River War Cemetery, Italy AWMM Grave referenceXVI.C.40 AWMM Memorial name Memorial reference Obituary Sources Sources External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commission.http://www.cwgc.orgSources UsedPringle, D., Glue, W. (1957). 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington: Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copyhttp://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2-20Ba.htmlSources Used DocumentsSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 11 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1943 to 30th June, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMWW2 11: WW2 33 AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.