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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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