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Born: 1895, Baildon
Died: 16 September 1916, Somme
Buried: Authuile Military Cemetery
Address: 53 Tong Park, Baildon
Parents: William & Sarah
Spouse: Clara, nee Lee
Siblings: Robert, Norman
Occupation: Mill Hand
Rank: Pte
Rolls of Honour: Tong Park
Children: William
Regiment: Duke of Wellington’s
Charles Dawson
Much sympathy will be felt with the parents and young widow of Pte C Dawson of Tong Park who met his death whilst carrying a message to an officer. Pte Dawson, who was in the 3rd Duke of Wellington’s Regt, joined the army on February 1st of this year and was only drafted to France towards the end of August as a signaller. Sgt S Smith, of the same regiment, writes: “He was a good soldier and well liked by all. We are very sorry
to lose him so soon. I hope it will be some consolation for you to know he was laid to rest in a neat little cemetery just behind the firing line. “I hope you will accept our deepest sympathy in your sad bereavement.” The deceased soldier was only 21 years of age. He was the son of Mr and Mrs W Dawson of Tong Park who are highly respected in the district. Shipley Times & Express 6 October 1916
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