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DAWSON John William

Service number VX34391 Australian Army

Jack trained in both Mt Martha and Seymour before departing from Sydney for Singapore on 3 October 1941. In February 1942 Jack was “wounded shell shocked” and on the 26 February he was listed as a Prisoner of War. The following year on 24 April 1943 Jack died as a POW from Dysentery in Burma. He is buried at the Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Thanbyuzayat Mon State Myanmar, Burma.

Name DAWSON John William
Service Number VX34391 Australian Army
Rank Sapper
Unit 2/10 Field Company
Conflict Second World War 1939-1945
Date of enlistment
3 July 1940 at Royal Park Melbourne Victoria
Locality on Enlistment Northcote Victoria
Served unknown
Date of discharge Died as POW
Medals awarded 1939-1945 Star, Pacific Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-1945 and Australian Service Medal 1939-1945
Born 10 April 1919 Brighton Victoria
Parents Gregory Dawson and Louise Harriet Horneman
Married  n/a
Occupation Clerk