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Private John Dawes

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: John Dawes

Ancestor's date of birth: 26/06/1865

Ancestor's date of death: 04/07/1940

Cause of Death: Cardiac failure

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Detail not provided

Service Number: 39

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Detail not provided

Unit: NSW Infantry Coy - E Sqn 1st NSW Mounted Rifles

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: 1899

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War service

Murray Page: 39

Contingent: First New South Wales

Ship: Aberdeen, Date of Sailing: 04/11/1899

Memorial details: Detail not provided.

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: December 1899 - December 1900 in northern Cape Colony, Free State and Transvaal; joined to Australian Regiment December 1899 - April 1900, converted to mounted rifles December 1899, joined to NSW Mounted Rifles as E Squadron May - November 1900.

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia: 8 January 1901 on the Orient. No further details provided.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Evelyn Veronica Robinson (nee Dawes), Faulconbridge NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Granddaughter


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