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James Wilfred Dawson

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 181 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 181 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Wilfred AWMM
  • Surname
    Dawson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Samuel James Wilfred Dawson AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 10/2583 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    6 July 1890 AWMM DunedinOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
    6 July 1890 Public - Peter - Researcher - 16 October 2017 - Military records
  • Place of birth
    Dunedin Public - Peter - Researcher - 16 October 2017 - Military records
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 14A Owen Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    J. Dawson (father), 19 Royal Crescent, Musselburgh, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 August 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 10/2583 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM AWMM
  • 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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  • James Dawson was the son of James and Annie Bishop Dawson, of Mapua, Nelson, New Zealand. Native of Dunedin.

    Rank last held was listed as Temporary Sergeant AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    25 September 1916 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France AWMM
    • Otago Peninsula Fallen Soldier Memorial [listed as Samuel JW Dawson] Public - Peter - Researcher - 16 October 2017 - on-line NZ History War Memorial images

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  • I have his diary and photograph and further dawson family information. He was my great uncle . He survived Gallipoli but was killed on the Somme. His body was never found but is commemorated on the Caterbillar Valley Memorial.
    Public - james edward neil - Other relative - 22 September 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
11 May 2023Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
16 October 2017PeterNelson, New ZealandResearcher
22 September 2015james edward neilauck;land nzOther relative

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