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Cecil Melbourne Dawson

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Cecil Melbourne AWMM
  • Surname
    Dawson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    80616 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    7 August 1916 AWMM NelsonTasman AWMM
    Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 68 Palmerston Street, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M. Dawson (mother), 68 Palmerston Street, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 01 Apr 1943-30 June 1943 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    80616 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Storeman AWMM
    HamiltonWaikato AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • 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
    • He had 4 sisters, Mary Jasmine Iris Strong, Lily Parsons, Hazel Walker and Daphne Duncan Public - Robynne Diane - Other relative - 17 March 2018 - He was my great Uncle
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    29 December 1943 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    ItalyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy AWMM XVI.C.40 AWMM
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  • Obituary
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Sources

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  • Documents
    Second 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. AWMM
    WW2 11: WW2 33 AWMM

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17 March 2018Robynne DianeWaihau Bay new ZealandOther relative