2nd Lt John Dawson, NZEF

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


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