Wetherby War Memorial - The Great War 1914 - 1918

Private George William Dawson

Gunter, R B N
Durrant, C M
Weston, C G
Kelly, K G
Armitage, G J
Durrant, H M L
Hargreaves, J P
March, G
Dukes, W
Fowler, R
Westerman, H
Kirk, J C
Wiggins, T A
Telford, G
Harper, J W
Alexander, H W
Mason, T F
Wilkinson, W
Brown, C
Adkin, J
Barton, F
Hobman, A
Webster, A E
March, E A
Miller, G
Hannan, E
Utley, G
Walker, F
Bygrave, E W
Chapman, E
Varley, N W
Bowen, F J
Byrom, F
Backhouse, S
Dalby, M
Crossland, A
Crossley, J S
Dean, R
Frost, A E
Hodgson, F H
Holt, J
Hood, W H
Hill, W
Kitchen, T
Linfoot, E
Metcalfe, J C
Marsden, J
Pawson, W
Precious, G
Scutt, T G
Wiggins, J
Walker, E
Wood, A
Young, T
Pratt, W
Taylor, H
Dawson, G W
Lister, J
Binge, T
Atack, G
Durham, E F
Precious, G R
Wheelhouse Smith, W
Backhouse, H
Swann, J W
Burnsides, G A
Coles, W
Kelly, H W
Miles, J G
Tapsell, K

10th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment (Hull Commercials)
Died 29th June 1918, age 20

Cemetery : Nieppe-Bois (Rue-Du-Bois) British Cemetery, Vieux-Berquin, Nord, France
Grave Reference or Panel Number : D.20

Son of James William and the late Annie Dawson, of 48, North Street, Wetherby.

George was born at Wetherby in 1898 to parents James, a General Labourer, and Annie Dawson.

Born, Wetherby, West Yorkshire.

Enlisted, Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

The Battle of Hazebrouck (one of the Battles of the Lys), including the Defence of the Nieppe Forest, lasted from 12th to 15th April 1918.  The line east of the Nieppe Forest was defended against overwhelming forces by the 29th and 31st Divisions, the latter including the 4th Guards Brigade.  Although Vieux-Berquin village was lost on 13th April, the rest of the line was held until the 1st Australian Division had detrained and arrived on the field.  The cemetery was used from April until September 1918.