The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Private John Dawes|
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.
Name of Descendant: Evelyn Veronica Robinson (nee Dawes), Faulconbridge NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Granddaughter