200757 L/Cpl Robert Dawson, 8th Bn King’s Own (Ryl Lancaster Regt).
Born at Millom, Cumberland in 1895, Robert was living at Burton-in-Lonsdale at the time of the outbreak of war. He enlisted at the village hall in Burton in December 1914 into the 1/4th Bn King’s Own (as 3051) and was sent to France on 3 May 1915. Through fighting at Festubert, Givenchy, the Somme, Arras and 3rd Ypres, Robert was wounded four times throughout his service.
He was posted as missing in action following the Battles of the Lys on 2 May 1918. Robert’s body was later recovered and he is now buried in Chocques Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais.
2 May 1918
Research by David O'Mara, Croonaert Research Service