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14860   Private Samuel Dawson
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 11th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age:
Summary      
Samuel Dawson was born in Portglenone, County Londonderry, which suggest he was born in the Magherafelt District. Samuel Dawson enlisted in Belfast. He had previously been living in Glasgow. Private Samuel Dawson was serving with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916. Private Samuel Dawson has no known grave and is commemorated on Thiepval Memorial.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Face 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 756241
Summary      
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Castledawson WW1 Memorial - Panel 1 Castledawson
2 Bellaghy Presbyterian Church - WW1 Roll of Honour Bellaghy
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 They Didn't Come Home - Castledawson - WWI 23
References and Links
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1 Castledawson War Dead Details of Private Samuel J Dawson
2 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2018