Rank Lance Corporal
Service Number 32/356
Battalion 2nd Battalion
Regiment Northumberland Fusiliers
John William Dawson was born in York in 1897 the son of Tom Harold and Mary Dawson of 8, North Eastern Crescent, York.
John Dawson does not appear on the village war memorial, probably because his village connection was through working in Collingham. He worked on the railways at Collingham. He began his railway career in February 1912 as a clerk in the Passenger Department at Heighington, and was on duty at Collingham Bridge at the time he enlisted (around 1915) (source: NE Railway Magazine Feb 1917 p. 29.)
John Dawson served in the Northumberland Fusiliers. He was a Lance Corporal and at the time of his death in 1916 was serving in the 2nd Battalion of that regiment in the fighting in Salonika. He died on the 31st October 1916, aged 20 and is buried in the Struma Military cemetery, Greece.
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