Leonard Stuart Dawson

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Dawson, Corporal Leonard Stuart no.442

11th Machine Gun Company.

Garnet Street, Dulwich Hill.

Born at Newtown 1883, son of Thomas and Alice Gertrude Dawson.

Married Lucy M. Trenouth 1915.

Enlisted at Sydney 13/5/1916.

Next of kin, wife, Lucy Myra Dawson.

SMH 21/11/1917: Mrs Dawson, of Garnett Street, Dulwich Hill, has been notified that her son, Corporal Leonard Stuart Dawson, has been severely wounded, but is progressing favourably.

Returned to Australia 30/1/1918.

Died 1936.

Australian War Memorial record available at: https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R2040335/ [accessed 06/01/2017].

National Arvhives records available at: http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/NameSearch/Interface/ItemDetail.aspx?Barcode=3493466&isAv=N [accessed 06/01/2017].

Special acknowledgement

The foundation of the information on this page was copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 names in the book with a link to the biography copied from the book about each individual. The alphabetical list is titled Canterbury's Boys list. The biographical files are editable, created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to contribute any further information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they may have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002