Sydney Thomas Dawson, W Yorks Regt

1891 Aug 4. Born Guisborough, Yorkshire

1901 census at Hall Farm, Easington, Village

Hall Farm Easington

1911 census at Hall Farm Easington S C Yorkshire

1916 Aug 5. Cadet Sydney Thomas Dawson becoming a 2nd Lieut (on probation) in the West Yorks Regt

1916 Sep 26. Landed in France

1918 Feb 5. W Yorks Regt. To be Lt, 2nd Lt S.T.Dawson

1919 Jul 7. Silver War Badge eligible

1920 Oct 1. Joined ADRIC with service no 657. Posted to F Coy

1920 Dec 28 to 12 Jan on Leave

1921 Mar 11. Wounded in Brunswick St raid . Claimed later £10000 for his wounds that day. He was awarded £1200 compensation for injuries to his right leg. His leg was operated on 8 times.. Admitted K George V Hospital.

1921 Aug 13 to Oct 14 Medical Leave

1921 Sep 30 Discharged medically unfit due to his service in RIC. He got a brief pension from 10 Oct 1921.

1939 Register. A lodger at 181 High Street , Saltburn and Marske-by-the-Sea U.D., Yorkshire Single, Clerk at Ironworks

1940 Sep 25 Pilot Officer, on probation, Sydney Thomas DAWSON (85419).

1941 Sep 25 Pilot. Offs. (prob.) to be confirmed in their appts. and to be Flying. Offs. (war subs.):S. T. DAWSON (85419).

1943 Jan1. Flying Officer to be Ft Lt S. T. DAWSON (85419).

1955 Jan/Mar Died Middleborough

2003 Oct 3rd from Whitby Observer. A remarkable story about one of his sisters. Whitby's oldest woman has just celebrated her 105th birthday. Mary Henry, known as Mollie to her friends, currently lives at Esk Hall residential home, Sleights, after moving from her house at Brook Park, Sleights, in August 2001. She was born at Hall Farm, Easington, on 29 September 1898..Mrs Henry said: "Those were lovely days when I was a girl. In the village, that was your place and everyone respected you but times change - although my mother always used to say 'That's life'." Born Mary Dawson she lived with her parents until marrying her late husband, Norman Charles Henry, after meeting him at a social function.. Mrs Henry puts her remarkable longevity down to fresh air, fresh food and plenty of it.Even now she still eats two fried eggs for breakfast along with cereal and prunes. She said: "I have a lot to be thankful for, I have a memory and I have all my faculties." She received a telegram from the Queen for her birthday and celebrated the day with a party with her family, friends and other residents.

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