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Lance Corporal William Albert Dawson

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PERSONAL INFORMATION

Date of birth: 1896-02-16
Place of birth: Manchester, England
Next of kin: Clara Dawson, Mother, 434 Central Ave., London, Ontario
Marital status: single
Occupation (attested): Candymaker
Occupation (normalized): Confectionery Maker
Address: 434 Central Ave., London, Ontario
Religion: Baptist
Date of death: 1918-06-27
Cause of death: Killed in action

MILITARY INFORMATION

Regimental number: 823269
Rank detail

Lance Corporal, 142nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Army).

Degree of service: Europe
Survived war: no
Battle wounded/killed: Hospital Ship Llandovery Castle torpedoed 114 miles south-west of the Fastnet Rock by U86

RESEARCH INFORMATION

CVWM ID: No CVWM ID in our database, but try this.
CWGC ID: 4021489
LAC ID: 343363
Attestation record(s): image 1, image 2
Service file: B2375-S001
Uploader's Notes: Son of William Albert and Clara Dawson, of 58 Albion St., London, Ontario.The Hospital Ship Llandovery Castle, bound from Halifax, Nova Scotia, for Liverpool, was torpedoed on June 27th, 1918, 114 miles south-west of the Fastnet Rock by U-86. Despite regulation Red Cross lights, the ship was deliberatly torpedeod and most survivors, including 14 Nursing Sisters were machine gunned. The Llandovery Castle became the rallying cry for the Canadian troops during the Last 100 Days offensive.
Uploader's Research notes: Son of William Albert and Clara Dawson, of 58 Albion St., London, Ontario.The Hospital Ship Llandovery Castle, bound from Halifax, Nova Scotia, for Liverpool, was torpedoed on June 27th, 1918, 114 miles south-west of the Fastnet Rock by U-86. Despite regulation Red Cross lights, the ship was deliberatly torpedeod and most survivors, including 14 Nursing Sisters were machine gunned. The Llandovery Castle became the rallying cry for the Canadian troops during the Last 100 Days offensive.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Date added: 2005-04-08
Last modified: 2013-07-20