Richard Harold Dawson, Pte.

Map point: Family home in 1944 at Lot 24, Conc 7 Stanhope (approximate location within this lot)

Date of birth: 23 Dec 1922

Birthplace: Maple Lake, Stanhope, Ontario

Occupation and Residence at time of enlistment: Carpenter, Maple Lake

Date and Place of Enlistment: 12 Nov 1942, Toronto

Service Branch: Army

Unit: Infantry (Motors) R Wing, 4th Company / Royal Highland of Canada 10th Battalion Black Watch / 11th Battalion Black Watch

Service #: B135815

Notes on war service: He arrived in England on 22 May 1943. He was confined to barracks for 10 days for the offence of posting letters at civilian post offices on 14 & 17 Apr 1944 in England. He arrived in France on 6 Jul 1944.

Killed in action? : Yes - 25 Jul 1944

Overseas burial location: Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian Military Cemetery, France

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands Family Tree website

Information source: Library & Archives Canada - WWII Service Files of War Dead

Photo Information & source:

1. Richard Dawson - Source: Peter Hewitt

2. Richard Dawson's identity card - Source: Library & Archives Canada - WWII Service Files of War Dead