Edward 'Gordon' Vidgen Dawson

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Edward 'Gordon' Vidgen Dawson
Personal Information
Date of Birth 19 May 1917
Place of Birth Kelmscott, Western Australia
Death 24 Oct 2005, aged 88
Place of Death "Glen View", Vasse, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 26 years 6 months
Description 5'10½" (1.79m) tall ; 170lbs
77.111 kg
; dark complexion ; brown eyes ; dark hair
Occupation Dairy farmer
Religion Roman Catholic
Address Vasse, Western Australia
Next of Kin Father , Mr. Edward Dawson
Military Information
Reg Number W87688
Date of Enlistment 23 Dec 1943
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 5th (Busselton) VDC Battalion
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Pre War

Electoral Roll entries: 1943 at 'Glen View', Vasse, farmer.

During 1944 Gordon married Audrey Ruth Overton (1925 - 2013). They had three children. Audrey died on 23 Apr 2013 at Woodbridge.

War Service

On 23 Dec 1943 Ted enlisted for part time service in the 5th (Busselton) VDC Battalion. On 31 Jul 1944 he was placed on the Reserve, with him being discharged from the reserve on 15 Oct 1945.

discharge date unknown

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1972 at 'Glen View', Vasse, farmer; 1980 at 27 Jones way, Vasse, farmer.


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