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Pte J S DAWSON SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS


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I suspect that this forum reaches a wee bit larger audience than The Sunday Post, an interesting article on poems discovered in a Glasgow attic by a chap having a clearout, they were written by a Pte J S Dawson 1st Seaforths commencing 28-1-1911 at an Army base at Bareilly Northern India and ending 8-8-1918, this chap would love to find out who this mystery poet is. Any ideas ? Ralph.

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The Overseas Military listings of the 1911 Census shows two J DAWSON's with the 1st Seaforths in India.

1ST BATTN SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders, Chaubattia, India

DAWSON, JAMES SINGLE 22 NIL GLENCINDE [=Glenkindie?] ABERDEEN SCOTLAND PRIVATE 1ST SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS

1ST BATTALION SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders, Chaubattia, India

DAWSON, JOHN MARRIED 29 ST GILES MIDLOTHIAN LANCE SERGEANT WITH PAY 1ST BATTN SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS

Running with the first one (as he's a Private), there is a service record on Ancestry for:

10206 (indexed 10256) Pte (later L/Cpl) James Stuart (indexed Stwart) DAWSON, born Towie, Aberdeenshire [just down the road from Glenkindie].

Age 19 & 1/12 on enlistment at Aldershot[?] on 15/3/1907. Previous service in RAMC.

Posted 1st Bn in India.

Transferred 1st Connaught Rangers 18/8/14 (no.10988).

Transferred Class Z 19/7/19.

Military History too burnt to read, but was awarded North West Frontier 1908 India General Service Medal.

Father William Stuart DAWSON, 473 Govan? Rd, Glasgow.

Qualification as Military Telegraphist.

Was at Rawalpindi on 19/5/10 and Agra on 4/6/12.

Has 2 MICs:

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And number 2:

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No mention of poetry in his record, but could be him!

Adrian

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Adrian. Think you may well have nailed this, I will send this info off to the paper if you dont mind and see what happens. Regards. Ralph.

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