8924 Sapper William Seymour Dawson, Royal Engineers

1887 Apr 26. Born Castleknock, Dublin. William Seymour Dawson, son of William Seymour Dawson and his wife Elizabeth Woolmington Dawson. His father's occupation was given as a Sapper in the Royal Engineers

1911 census. He is a "carpenter" in RE. Royal Engineers, Tempe, Orange Free State, South Africa. Sapper 54th Company Royal Engineers

1914 Aug 20. He landed in France with 2nd Brigade. The date indicates that he was already a regular or reservist in the RE. He is single and born Dublin.

1920 Nov 4. died aged 33. Death cert gives ex-soldier. Died Insane

Buried at Chapelizod Church of Ireland, Dublin. FindaGrave where John O'Grady has this photo.. He is on CWGC but not in Soldiers Effects

 

British soldiers died in Ireland