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Gordon James DAWSON

Gordon James DAWSON

Male Abt 1897 - 1955  (~ 58 years)

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  • Name Gordon James DAWSON 
    Nickname James 
    Born Abt 1897  Tapanui, Otago, NEW ZEALAND Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • NZ BDM Record: 1897/9506
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Labourer 
    Died 29 Jan 1955  Invercargill, Southland, NEW ZEALAND Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • NZ BDM Record: 1955/20233
    Buried 31 Jan 1955  Eastern Cemetery, Invercargill, Southland, NEW ZEALAND Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I220  Roe Family Tree
    Last Modified 8 Jun 2018 

    Father Henry Day DAWSON,   b. Abt 1873,   d. 10 Sep 1942, NEW ZEALAND Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Mother Florence Louise ISTEED,   b. Abt 1873,   d. 11 Nov 1952, NEW ZEALAND Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Family ID F843  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Haven MOLLOY,   b. 18 Sep 1897, Gummies Bush, Southland, NEW ZEALAND Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1944, Invercargill, Southland, NEW ZEALAND Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 2 Sep 1930  St Mary's Catholic Basilica, Tyne Street, Invercargill, Southland, NEW ZEALAND Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • NZ BDM Record: 1930/7644 Margaret was an O'Connell when marrying Gordon
    Children 
     1. Brian Day DAWSON,   b. 30 Jul 1931, Invercargill, Southland, NEW ZEALAND Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 2012, Oxford Court Rest Home, 164 Oxford Street, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. Bruce Alexander DAWSON,   b. 18 Nov 1939, Invercargill, Southland, NEW ZEALAND Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 15 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F341  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Sep 1930 - St Mary's Catholic Basilica, Tyne Street, Invercargill, Southland, NEW ZEALAND Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 31 Jan 1955 - Eastern Cemetery, Invercargill, Southland, NEW ZEALAND Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    DAWSON, Gordon James
    DAWSON, Gordon James
    Plot: Block/Plot: Soldiers Avenue - 2 / 310

    Burial
    DAWSON. Gordon James
    DAWSON. Gordon James

  • Notes 
    • World War I service - Service No 21991; Occupation before enlistment, butcher; Next of kin on embarkation, H.D. Dawson (father), Woodlands, Southland, New Zealand; Embarkation details - 20 Aug 1916-24 October 1916 to Devonport, Devon, England; HMNZT 63; Vessel was Navua; Private, 16th Reinforcements, Otago Infantry Battalion, D Company; New Zealand Expeditionary Force.
      Private G. J. Dawson. Otago regt, 1st NZEF. Private Gordon James Dawson, who was wounded on February 2, left with the machine gun section of the 16th reinforcements in May, 1916. He is 19 years 8 months old, and was born at Featherstone. He is a son of Mr and Mrs H. D. Dawson, of Woodlands, and when he enlisted was employed on his father's farm. He has been a devotee of all kinds of sport, particularly football and cricket. He has been keen in military matters, was a corporal in group 60 Senior Cadets, and was always attentive in regard to military drill, training and shooting. Included amongst his shooting performances is the winning of the Lady Godley cup and medal two years in succession, viz., 1913-14 and 1914-15, and was runner-up in 1915-16. At the group meeting 1914-15 he won the gold medal for champion Senior Cadet shot of Southland and in 1915-16 won the gold medal champion 500 yards match. In a test shooting match at Sling Camp, 10 shots rapid, he scored ten bulls, and was also the holder of a marksman's badge. He is possessed of a genial and lively disposition and was extremely popular with his mates (Southland Times , 20 February 1917, Page 3).