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Robert Boyd Dawson

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Boyd AWMM
  • Surname
    Dawson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    R.B. Dawson AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII 11727 AWMM
    • Vietnam 30039 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 July 1916 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • WW2 Pre 1940 AWMM Burnham Camp AWMM
    • WW2 Pre 1944 AWMM Burnham Camp AWMM
    • WW2 Pre 1946-1948 AWMM Burnham Camp AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Mr. Richard Dawson, P.O. Box 12, Ngongotaha, Rotorua (father) AWMM
    • WW2 Mrs. V.C.B. Dawson, c/o Major R.B. Dawson, Royal Military College, Duntroon, Canberra, Australia (w) AWMM
    • WW2 Mrs. V.C.B. Dawson, C/o. Mjr. R.B. Dawson, Royal Military College, Duntroon, Canberra, Aust. (w) AWMM
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Service

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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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

Biographical information

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  • Adjutant to 23 Battalion, 1940.

    Brigade Major (BM) for 5 NZ Infantry Brigade, Greece and Crete.

    BM for 6 NZ Infantry Brigade, Western Desert, 1942-43.

    Instructor at RMC Duntroon, 1943-46.

    Commanding Officer (CO) of 3 Battalion, NZ Regt, Japan, 1947-48.

    Member of SEATO staff, 1957.

    Commander of 28 Commonwealth Infantry Brigade, 1962-65.

    Commander of NZ Northern Military District (NMD), 1968.

    Chief of the General Staff (CGS), 1969.

    Aide-de-camp (ADC) to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

    Retired 1970. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    24 July 1977 AWMM
    Age 61 AWMM
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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    • This record was created from data kindly provided by the New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage. AWMM
    • Subritzky, M. (1990). The Subritzky legend. Waikanae, N.Z.: Heritage Press. AWMM
    • Hall, C. (2014). No front line : inside stories of New Zealand's Vietnam War. Auckland, New Zealand : Penguin Books. AWMM
    • Ross, A. (1959). 23 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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24 April 2015Christopher RobertPalmerston North, New ZealandChild
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