Cecil Melbourne Dawson 7 August 1916 - 29 December 1943 Key details Contribute › Service number80616 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargeTrooper AWMM20 Armoured Regiment AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share Portrait, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyrig … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › 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 Contribute › Date of birth7 August 1916 AWMM Place of birthNelsonTasmanNew Zealand AWMM Birth notesNelsonNew Zealand AWMM Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW2 AWMMStoreman AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMM68 Palmerston StreetHamiltonNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs M. Dawson (mother)68 Palmerston StreetHamiltonNew Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 01 Apr 1943-30 June 1943 AWMMSingle AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsItaly AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number80616 AWMM Military units Military service Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 AWMMUnknown AWMMHamiltonWaikatoNew Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW2 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 AWMM01 Apr 1943-30 June 1943 AWMM Embarkation bodyWW2 AWMM01 Apr 1943-30 June 1943 AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM4th New Zealand Armoured Brigade AWMMTrooper AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesKilled in ActionCause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankTrooper AWMM20 Armoured Regiment AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › 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 Contribute › Age at death27 AWMM Date of death29 December 1943 AWMM Cause of deathKilled in Action AWMM Place of deathItaly AWMM Death notesItaly AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameSangro River War CemeteryItaly AWMM Grave referenceXVI.C.40 AWMM Memorial Contribute › Memorial name Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember Cecil Melbourne Dawson by laying a poppy. Cecil Dawson Cecil Dawson Cecil Melbourne Dawson Charles Dawson Charles Dawson Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Cecil Melbourne Dawson Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › 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.