Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour

Dawson, Rev. David Stewart

Rank: Lieutenant

Regiment: Special Reserve of Officers (Infantry), attached to 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders

Biography: Son of James Dawson ; born Melbourne, 27 August 1890 ; graduated M.A., 1910 ; student in Divinity, 1910-13 ; Assistant, Portobello Parish Church. Dawson volunteered for service soon after the outbreak of war, was commissioned in the Special Reserve of Officers (Infantry), in July 1915 and attached to the 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders with which he served in France until he was wounded at Givenchy in September 1916. He never recovered from the effects of his wounds and died in Aberdeen on 20 October 1917. As a minister, Dawson was conscientious and successful and, in his short military career, had already gained the reputation of a brave and gallant officer.

Date of Death: 20 October 1917

Burial Details: Buried at Allenvale Cemetery, R. 72

Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.

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