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Full Name
Thomas Edward Dawson
Rank Last Held
Lieutenant
Forename(s)
Thomas Edward
Surname
Dawson
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
7174
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Second Lieutenant
Occupation before Enlistment
Clerk
Next of Kin
Col F.W. Dawson (father), Medical Officer of Health, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
13 Edinburgh Street, Lower Riccarton, Christchurch, New Zealand
Military District
Christchurch
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
Headquarters, 20 (Canterbury & Otago) Infantry Battalion
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 48
Campaigns
Greece
Last Unit Served
20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death
Greece
Date of Death
19 April 1941
Age at Death
27
Year of Death
1941
Cemetery Name
Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece
Grave Reference
8. D. 12.
Biographical Notes
Thomas Dawson was the son of Frederick Walter Whitney Dawson, and of Nora Oberlin Dawson (nee Oberlin Brown), of Whangarei, New Zealand.
Description of Image
  • Wreath, 1999, laid by the Greek Community on the Cenotaph in Auckland and later moved to the Hall of Memories, Auckland War Memorial Museum on Anzac Day 1999 in memory of those who died in Greece.
  • Hall of Memories, World War 2, Auckland War Memorial Museum, April 1999, view 1
  • Hall of Memories, World War 2, Auckland War Memorial Museum, April 1999, view 2
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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