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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 28/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 30/04/1885
Died: 07/06/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 32
Frederick Dawson was the son of James and Mary Dawson. Frederick was born in Shankill, Belfast about 1885. Frederick worked as a dairy manager. Rifleman Frederick Dawson was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifle when he was killed in action in Belgium on 7th June 1917. He was 32 years old. The CWGC records Rifleman Frederick Dawson as the son of James and Mary Dawson, of Caledon, Co. Tyrone. He was also the husband of Anna Helen Dawson (nee Hughey), of 93, Cavehill Road, Belfast.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Spanbroekmolen British Cemetery
  Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave B-1
CWGC Casualty 95485
Spanbroekmolen British Cemetery is located 8 Km south of Ieper town centre, on a road leading from the Rijselseweg N365, which connects Ieper to Wijtschate and onto Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg. On reaching the village of Wijtschate the first right hand turning is the Hospicestraat leading onto the village square. The Wijtschatestraat leads from the village square, 1.5 Km beyond which lies the Scheerstraat on the left hand side. The cemetery itself lies 500 metres along the Scheerstraat on the left hand side of the road.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Caledon Church Of Ireland - WWI Roll of Honour Caledon
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1 1901 Census lists a Fred Dawson Lists Fred Dawson, age 15, living with relatives at house 249 in Newtownards Road, Pottinger, Down
2 1901 Census lists Dawson family Does not list Frederick as living with the family at house 23 in Main St, Caledon, Tyrone
3 1911 Census lists Dawson family Lists James as age 26 living with the family at house 161 in Newtownards Road, Pottinger, Down
4 Photo of Rifleman Frederick Dawson's gravestone
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Rifleman Frederick Dawson's gravestone can be purchased here
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