Born in 1884 at Clapham, son of Charles (A Baker, later Cab Driver) and Agnes Dawson. 1891: With his family at 18 Gaskell Street, Clapham. 1901: A Drapers Porter with his family at 40 Priory Avenue, Walthamstow. In 1910 he married Annie Fowkes from Youghal in Cork. 1911: An Attendant at Claybury Hospital, living with his wife at 26 Smeaton Road, Woodford Bridge.
The Battalion returned to the front in October 1914 where it repulsed a number of determined German attacks. It remained there for the winter of 1914/1915 as part of 6 Division in the area of Bois Grenier to the south of Armentieres. It is believed that the Battalion had been rotated back to the front line trenches from 6th January 1915, because from that date their casualty figures began to rise once again. One of the first to be lost was Owen Dawson, whose remains were not recovered.
Research by Adrian Lee, Local Historian
The Great War Forum
LCC Record of Service