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Trooper William James Dawes

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: William James Dawes

Ancestor's date of birth: 01/01/1881

Ancestor's date of death: 15/11/1954

Cause of Death: Unknown

Service Number: 44

Colony or State of enlistment: TAS, Place of Enlistment: Hobart

Unit: 3 (1 Tasmanian Imperial) Bushmen's contingent

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 01/01/19

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Detail not provided

Murray Page: 559

Contingent: 3rd

Ship: Manhattan, Date of Sailing: 26/04/1900

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Decorations: Detail not provided

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: Invalided to Tasmania,,, 

Service and life after the Boer War: Married Ethel Blackwood 3rd March 1907. 11 Children.

Lost his left arm following a wood chopping accident. Had a hook arm, that he used to hold with the other arm behind his back. Nickname "Barney". Trained as a blacksmith by his father John Dawes in Forth Tasmania.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Leanne Cappellari, Mount Beauty VIC

Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grand-daughter

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