6 plain John Dawson exist on NZEF soldiers files. Only this man fits. He is a 2nd Lt and date of birth is right
1895 Aug 20. Born New Zealand
1914 Aug 11. Enlists in NZ. Had been working as a commercial traveller with Faulkener and Winstone . His guardian was Mrs Mamie Marner, Epsom, New Zealand.
1914 Oct 15. Leaves NZ. No13/41 Auckland Mounted Rifles, Trumpeter, served Gallipoli.
1915 Sep 22. In London hospital with wounds
Then served on the Western Front with the Auckland Infantry Regiment ,
1916 Oct 26. Wounded
1916 Nov 17 Transferred back to duty
1917 May 22. Promoted Cpl
1917 Nov 15. Appointed L/Sgt
1918 Jul 20 Detached to attend Officer Training Unit
1919 Jan 27. Promoted 2nd Lt. in the Auckland Infantry Regiment
1919 Aug 27 Discharged 2nd Lt. Discharged in England
1920 Aug 20 Joined ADRIC with service no 260. Posted to C Coy
1921 Mar 26 Resigned
Auxiliary Division RIC