Ivan Upson Dawkins, Pte.

Map point: The approximate location of his family's residence in Lot 33, Con A Sherborne in 1901.

Date of birth: He recorded 27 Aug 1897 on his attestation form, but he was actually born on  27 Aug 1899, making him just 16 years old when he joined the army.

Birthplace: Dorset, Ontario

Occupation and residence on enlistment: Hardware clerk, Blind River, Ontario.

Enlistment date and place:  11 Apr 1916, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Regimental service #: 1003047


  • 227th Overseas Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force
  • 8th Reserve Battalion
  • 102nd Infantry Battalion

Notes on war service:

He arrived in England in Apr 1917, then served in France starting in Aug 1917 with the 102nd Battalion. He was discharged on 8 Jun 1919 in Toronto.

Killed in action? : No

Notes on life after the war: His proposed residence after discharge was North Bay, Ontario. .

Link to digitized service file at Library & Archives Canada

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands Family Tree website

Information source: LIbrary & Archives Canada, Personnel Records of the First World War. 1901 Census of Canada

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