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Alan Douglas Gibb Dawson

Auckland Grammar School WW1 panel Names Davis - Hamilton (photo January 2011) - No known copyright restrictions
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alan Douglas Gibb AWMM
  • Surname
    Dawson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Allan AWMM
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    Military personnel file
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre 7 September 1914 AWMM Sydney, New South wales, Australia AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Alexander Robinson Dawson (father), 45 Shelly Beach Road, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    1915 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 7 September 1914 Military personnel file
    Age 22 AWMM
    Law Clerk/Civilian Military personnel file
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Alexander Robertson? Dawson and Margaret Anne Dawson.

    Born in Sydney, Alan came to New Zealand aged 8 years. He entered Auckland Grammar School in 1906 and was a champion swimmer; shooter and also a prefect.

    Member of the College Rifles Rugby Football Club

    Listed at Archives New Zealand as Territorial Force - Alan Douglas Gibb Dawson - Lieutenant, Unattached List (B) [WWI 13/46 - Army]. Listed as Allan by National Archives of Australia

    Attended Auckland University College (now the University of Auckland). AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    25 April 1915 Military personnel file
    Age 22 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey Military personnel file
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Gallipoli AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: Auckland Grammar School Chronicle, 1915 p. 10-11 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School War Memorial, New Zealand AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, College Rifles, Rugby Union Football & Sports Club, 33 Haast Street, Remuera, Auckland AWMM

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