Edward 'Gordon' Vidgen Dawson
From Our Contribution
|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|
5'10½" (1.79m) tall ; 170lbs|
77.111 kg; dark complexion ; brown eyes ; dark hair
|Address||Vasse, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Father , Mr. Edward Dawson|
|Date of Enlistment||23 Dec 1943|
|Unit/Formation||5th (Busselton) VDC Battalion|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
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.
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
Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1972 at 'Glen View', Vasse, farmer; 1980 at 27 Jones way, Vasse, farmer.