Dawes, S F
SIDNEY FRANCIS DAWES
Remembered with honour Busigny Communal Cemetery Extension: Plot V, Row A, Grave 8.
He was gazetted 16 August 1917 from Officers’ Cadet Unit to 2nd Lieutenant from 5 August 1917; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in the Cambrai Offensive during a German air raid near Bohain.
There is an article about and a Death announcement for Sidney in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 19 October 1918; plus an In Memoriam in the issue dated 11 October 1919.
Son of Albert Henry and Beatrice (nee DICKSON) DAWES of Bushey, Herts.
His parents married 29 March 1888 at St Philip’s, Battersea, London. Beatrice died 20 June 1922 in Bushey and 56, and was buried 24 June at St James’, Bushey; Albert died 6 December 1932 in Wimbledon, London, aged 73, and was buried 10 December, also at St James.
Sidney was born 4 April 1896 in Clapham, London, and attended Watford Grammar School from 3 September 1903 to July 1908. He obtained a scholarship to Christ’s Hospital, Horsham, Sussex, 1913-14, and was a Classical Exhibitor at Jesus College, Oxford, from where he matriculated in 1915.
He has an entry in the National Probate Calendar.
On the 1901 Census, aged 4 he lived in Battersea, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1911 Census, a scholar aged 14, he was a pupil in Horsham, Sussex.
Unit236th Siege Battery
Date of death09*/10/1918
Age at death22
Place of death
NotesSidney is also commemorated on his parent's grave at St James
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- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
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- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
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