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Dawson, J. J.
« on: August 23, 2023, 13:22:40 pm »
Rank:Lance Corporal
Date of Death:07/07/1941
Regiment/Service:Home Guard  58th County of London (Civil Service) Bn.
Grave Reference:Square 7D. Grave 15839.
Additional Information:Son of John Joseph Dawson, and of Rose Anne Dawson (nee Everall); husband of Anne Emmeline Dawson (nee Baxter), of Clapham Park, London. L.R.A.M.

Streatham News - Friday 18 July 1941


Fatal Accident While on Duty

The interment took place, with military honours, on Monday afternoon of Mr. John Joseph Dawson, of Crescent-lane, Clapham, who met with a fatal accident while on duty with the Home Guard a week before. Mr. Dawson was 55 years of age and was a lance-corporal in the Home Guard at Whitehall.

At the inquest on Saturday a verdict of accidental death was returned.

Requiem Mass was said at St. Mary's Redemptorist Church, Clapham, and the interment took place at Streatham Vale Cemetery. The Rev. Father Pickering conducted the services. The coffin, which was draped with the Union Jack, was conveyed from the church to the cemetery, where it was met by an escort of the 58th Battalion (Whitehall) Home Guard, numbering about forty, in command of Lieut. Wilton. The battalion provided the bearers and at the graveside three buglers sounded the "Reveille" and the "Last Post."

The chief mourners were the widow, Mr. Joseph E. Dawson and Master John A. Dawson (sons), Miss Evelyn Dawson (daughter), Mr. John J. Dawson (father), Mrs. C. Gregson (sister), Miss J. Gregson (niece), and Miss C. Baxter (sister-in-law). Mr. W. Duncombe was also present, as were representatives of the various departments of the War Office and several of his musician friends. There were over thirty floral tributes, including those from the Home Guard, the War Office and A.R.P. Services at the War Office.
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Re: Dawson, J. J.
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2023, 17:54:53 pm »
John Joseph Dawson

In 1939 John(29.6.1886) & Annie E(18.6.1886) with Joseph E B  (20.7.1916) & Evelyn M(23.12.1917), & Clara D(27.1.1876)
Also his parents John J(1859), & Rose A(1860)
At 15 Crescent Lane, Wandsworth.
John was a War Office Messenger & Pensioner 1st Life Guards No 2820 Corporal
Joseph a Teacher, Evelyn a Dressmaker, Clara Baxter a Maid Royal Household retired
Father John J a retired Grocer

Probate. Of 15 Crescent Lane, Clapham. Died 8.7.1941 at Charing Cross Hospital. Probate to Joseph Edward Baxter Dawson(son?) Cadet HM Army. Effects £ 972.19.0

Medal Rolls Index Cards WW1 Trooper No 2820 Awarded Victory & British Medals