Herbert Arthur Dawson, born in Station Road, Whitchurch in 1897, the second son of Herbert and Agnes Dawson of 18 Station Road, Whitchurch.
Herbert emigrated to Canada in 1912 aged 15, departing from Liverpool on 14th March 1912. He sailed on the Lake Manitoba (Canadian Pacific Railway shipping line) arriving at St John, New Brunswick. He worked on a ranch in Vancouver, British Columbia, joining the local Militia, before enlisting in the Canadian Infantry in December 1914. After training on Salisbury Plain he landed in France in February 1915.
Regiment : 7th Battalion Canadian Infantry (1st British Columbia Regiment)
Rank : Private
Service Number : 760414
Killed in Action; Belgium 10th November 1917 Age 20